Baner IOR

The Division of Field Experiments deals with a wide range of problems to protect plants against pests. We carry out research to identify pests in crops, with a particular focus on determining their harmfulness and specifying the most effective ways to limit pest populations and harmfulness, including techniques for soil preparation and plant growing; biological, chemical and integrated methods, and achievements in genetic engineering.

The results of our research are used to develop or update recommendations on plant protection against pests. A great deal of our work is dedicated to the protection of  maize (fodder and sweet), cereals, field peas, peas, sorghum and other crops against harmful organisms.

Our studies are focused on conventional farms, but also organic farms located in south-eastern Poland, and those operating based on the integrated production system. We actively participate in studies on the usefulness of green biotechnology for Polish agriculture.

In addition, we are one of just a few centres in Poland carrying out research on the Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera LeConte) and the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis Hbn.) – the most serious maize pests in the world.

Another field of our research is associated with the registration of new products for the protection of plants against weeds, pests and pathogenic diseases.

Institute of Plant Protection
National Research Institute
Regional Experimental Station in Rzeszów

Langiewicza 28 St.
35-101 Rzeszów, Poland