Departments

Institute of Agricultural and Food Sciences

The Institute of Agricultural and Food Science research fields and topics:

  1. The growing, quality, storage and processing of fruits’, berries’ and vegetables’;
  2. Organic vegetable raw materials, products and their quality;
  3. The modelling of flowers’ decorativeness;
  4. The assessment studies of field and meadow plant growth, yield formation, selection material and creation of varieties and their genetic potential;
  5. The use of growth regulators for increasing of field crop productivity and quality improving;
  6. The nutritional optimization and analysis of genetic resources in animal husbandry.

Head of institute – Prof. Dr. Elvyra Jarienė

Contacts:
Address: Studentų g. 11 (room 424), Akademija Kauno r.
Phone: +370 37 75 23 36
Email: elvyra.jariene@vdu.lt
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Institute of Agroecosystems and Soil Sciences

The Institute of Agroecosystems and Soil Sciences research fields and topics:

  1. Sustainability of agroecosystems and ecological intensification;
  2. Soil resources and conservation;
  3. Optimisation of plant nutrition;
  4. Investigation of agrocenoses of rapeseed and other agricultural crops;
  5. Climate change and agroecosystems: impact, adaptation, and mitigation;
  6. Crop and weed ecology.

Head of institute – Prof. Dr. Vaclovas Bogužas

Contacts:
Address: Studentų g. 11 (room 522), Akademija Kauno r.
Phone: +370 37 75 22 33 29
Email: vaclovas.boguzas@vdu.lt
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Institute of Biology and Plant Biotechnology

The Institute of Biology and Plant Biotechnology research fields and topics:

  1. Breeding and micro-propagation of ornamental plants; chlorophyll fluorescence and environmental stress;
  2. Crop and grain contamination with fungi; seed treatments; faunistic research in entomology (basically in Coleoptera); species composition of nematodes;
  3. Racial structure of bee populations; bee over-wintering conditions; bee diseases; nectarity of plants; protection of agricultural plants against pests and diseases; forest protection against pests and diseases; successions of entomocomplexes in forests. 
  4. Agro ecosystem sustainability and ecological intensification;
  5. Increase of plant genetic potential in coherence with the environment;
  6. Development of environment and resource conserving and competitive agro technologies;
  7. Development of safe food and raw materials for innovative industrial production. 

Head of institute Prof.  Dr. Natalija Burbulis

Contacts:
Address: Studentų g. 11 (room 302), Akademija Kauno r.
Phone: +370 37 75 22 64
Email: natalija.burbulis@vdu.lt