Plant Protection Institute
The Plant Protection Institute of the Centre for Agricultural Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is the only institution in Hungary devoted entirely to plant protection research covering all aspects of this multi-disciplinary field, and focusing on the biology of plant pathogens, arthropod pests and weeds, the physiology and biochemistry of plant resistance to diseases and abiotic stress factors, the interactions between plant pathogens and pests and their natural antagonists, opportunities for biological control methods in plant protection, and the development of environmentally safe pesticides. In addition to agricultural fields, the Institute has long been involved in solving plant protection problems in forestry, natural reserves and urban areas. As a member institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Institute performs primarily basic research with links to applied research and taking part in the development and implementation of new control strategies for agricultural and horticultural crops.
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