Natural and viable alternatives to specific endemic plagues and deseases of determinate fruit and vegetable crops (kiwi, vine, melon and tomato) will be evaluated (experimental field trials) within organic or integrated production in order to develop new derivate products for plant extracts.
The aim is to select clones for chestnut trees that are resistant to chestnut ink disease, characterize the resistance sources and develop vegetal multiplication techniques for the selected clones.
Advanced methods of tissue culture, such as liquid culture, scale-up and mechanisation will be developed for anthurium varieties.
Investigation and optimisation of different biotechnological methods to breed fruit tree species that are fundamentally different to existing ones in order to produce large quantities of species fit for commerce.
Development of the physiological basis for the in vitro propagation of tree and herbaceous peonies and implementation of a method for peony micropropagation.
Valorisation of mushroom by-products by means of developing a technological process that allows their use in food products and in sustainable animal feed additives.
The lumigreen system is developed to solve present problems connected with poor growth conditions and quality of grass on sport turfs like football fields, tennis fields and golf greens.
To deliver cotton varieties with improved tolerance to abiotic stress (mainly drought and salinity resistance), together with improved efficiency in cotton transformation, screening of a broad collection of wild cotton germplasms and transformation into novel gene constructs.
Development of a new harvesting process and technology for various crops to be applicable under different climatic and terrain conditions. The technology will operate under high speed and will increase harvesting results.
Advanced inoculation methods, novel site selection tools and the establishment of mycelial gene banks for economically important truffle species will improve truffle cultivation