R&D Project BioSafeFood

Project: „Development of a technology for producing high-quality, consumer-safe fruit and vegetables using new biopreparations to protect crops against diseases”

Acronym: BioSafeFood

Project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under Measure 4.1 of the Intelligent Development Operational Program 2014-2020. Project is implemented in the frame of the competition of the National Center for Research and Development (Measure 4.1.2) Regional Science and Research Agendas.

Contract Number: POIR.04.01.02-00.0100/17-00

Period of implementation: 01.07.2018 – 31.10.2023


The National Institute of Horticultural Research – leader

Lukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry, Branch Pszczyna

Intermag Ltd.

Project value: 4 955 076,88 PLN

Amount of ERDF contribution: 4 357 885,78 PLN

Project description:

The main aim of the project is to develop safe biopreparations to protect fruit and vegetable crops against the most important infectious diseases. These preparations will be an important component of new technologies taking into account the possibilities of integration of pro-ecological methods with the chemical method. The assumptions of the project are in line with current European Union priorities aimed at producing fruit and vegetables without the remains of chemical plant protection products and reducing the risk of environmental pollution. The project will carry out industrial research as well as development work, which will result in three groups of biopreparations intended for the protection of berry, vegetable and fruit plants, among others against gray mold, fire of apple/pear and scab of apple, as well as protection of fruit and vegetables against diseases in post-harvest period.

Project manager: prof. dr hab. Piotr Sobiczewski, piotr.sobiczewski@inhort.pl

R&D manager: dr hab. Joanna Puławska, joanna.pulawska@inhort.pl

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1947The Experimental-Research Station of Pesticides of the Azot Chemical Plant in Jaworzno and the Laboratory of Potato Beetle Biology and Control were founded in the place of the former School of Rural Household in Pszczyna.
1951The Experimental-Research Station of Pesticides was transferred to the Institute of Dyes and Semi-Manufactured Articles in Warsaw.
1957The Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry in Pszczyna was founded as one of four branches of the main Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry in Warsaw.
1960The following two research departments were founded:
  • Department of Pesticide Biological Effectiveness Evaluation
  • Department of Pesticide Side-Effects.

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