Instytut Ogrodnictwa (INHORT)
Instytut Ogrodnictwa (INHORT), the Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice, Poland is a governmental R&D organization supervised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. It was established on January 1st, 2011, by merging two research units with long tradition and great achievements in horticultural sciences: the Research Institute of Pomology and Floriculture and the Research Institute of Vegetable Crops. The new Institute is a legal and organizational successor of its predecessors and inherited their staff and properties as well as rights and obligations. Its research programme covers all areas related to fruit, vegetable, ornamental plant and bee sciences, from basic studies on physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, through biotechnology, breeding research and applied breeding, protection of genetic resources, agronomy, plant pathology and protection, fruit and vegetable storage and processing, food safety, horticultural engineering, economics and marketing.
INHORT has good expertise in many fields of horticultural research including berry fruit breeding and variety evaluation, different cultivation systems, fruit quality assessment, traditional, integrated and organic production, post-harvest management and research, plant protection and pest control, chemical composition of fruits, economy of the berry fruit production and also research on introduction into cultivation of new berry crops. INHORT is also conducting research in many areas linked to agronomy of horticultural crops and plant physiology, such as examination of the influence of environmental factors on plant performance (plant tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses). The staff of the institute is also experienced in conducting studies on genetic fundamentals of important traits of fruit plants and on fruit plant selection based on molecular markers as well as genetic and biometric analyses on combining ability and heritability of small fruits.
Within the GoodBerry project, INHORT contributes with its expertise and background knowledge to the areas of genetics and breeding, phenotyping and genotyping as well as physiology and internal fruit quality.
Additional Team Members
Dr Iwona Sowik
Dr Krzysztof Klamkowski
Dr Stan Pluta