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Agricultural Research in the Czech Republic

Agricultural research in the Czech Republic is organised under the authority of two ministries:
- Ministry of Education Youth and Sports
- Ministry of Agriculture

Grant Agency of the Czech Republic
independent institution supporting basic science and research in the Czech Republic

Technology Centrum of Academy of Science of the Czech Republic
national information centre for EU research

Ministry of Education Youth and Sports
manages whole process of science and technology in the Czech republic

Science and Development Council
creates overall philosophy and strategy of the science of technology, monitors results in the Czech Republic – chaired by the prime minister.

Main policy documents:
Act No 130/2002 Coll. on the support of research and development form public funds
Gov. Directive No 267/2006 Coll. on the information system in research and development
Gov. Directive No. 461/2001 Coll. on target-oriented support in research and development form public tenders in research and development
Gov. Directive No 462/2002 Coll. on the institutional support of research and development from public funds and on the evaluation of research intentions.
Gov. Resolution No 272 National Research Programme II

Technology Foresight in the Czech Republic (2002)
National R&D Policy of the Czech Republic for the period 2004-2008 National Inovation Policy of the Czech Republic for the period 2004-2010

Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic

National Agency for Agriculture Research

Czech Academy of Agricultural sciences

Activites:
  • scientific advisory body to the Minister of Agriculture of CR
  • activities in international scientific cooperation
  • evaluation and popularization of agricultural science and its results
  • responsiblity for the profesional supervision and scientific content of issued scientific journals

Institute of Agricultural and Food Information

Characteristics and services:
  • central agricultural and food library with the collection of 1.1 mil. items and 750 periodical titles acquired every year
  • document depository library of FAO
  • member of the international network of agricultural libraries AGLINET
  • library catalogues accessible via internet
  • creation of the Czech Agricultural and Food Bibliography
  • participation in the creation of databases AGRIS and FSTA
  • searches from the Czech Agricultural and Food Bibliography, AGRIS, CABCD, FSTA and ALIMIS
  • development and operation of the open and modular editorial system Agro-navigator
  • publication of scientific journals and specialized periodicals and non-periodicals
  • organizational backup and coordination of extension activities, consultant education and certification, and supervision of consultant and extension centres

Research institutes of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic:
Research Institute of Agricultural Economics

Research activities:
  • impact of changes in farm structures on effectiveness and competitiveness of the Czech agriculture at EU accession
  • adaptation of vegetable, fruit and flower production to the conditions of EU single market
  • use of a system of alternative management of soil and water conservation in the landscape
  • definition of LFA in the CR (Czech Republic) in accordance with EU methods
  • financial evaluation of Czech agricultural enterprises


Forestry and Game Management research Institute

Research activities:
  • forest tree species biology and breeding, breeding of fast-growing forest tree species, tree species gene-pool preservation and reproduction
  • experimental methods in reproduction and breeding of forest tree species, micropropagation of endangered forest tree species
  • dieback problems of oak and other tree species
  • reconstruction of forest ecosystems, restoration of biodiversity
  • nursery management, seed management, quality of planting stock, storage and pre-sowing treatment of tree seeds, establishment of seed orchards and clone archives
  • management of forests impacted by human activities, analysis of relations between forest health and environment, cycling of elements in forest ecosystems
  • forest hydrology including protection against floods
  • forest protection against biotic pests including evaluation of the effects of biotechnology, testing of pesticides for forest protection, research on baculovirus
  • monitoring forest health, monitoring of heterogeneous elements in forest ecosystems

Research Institute for Soil and Water Conservation

Research activities:
  • soil science, soil survey, mapping, monitoring and evaluation
  • minimising the contents of non-desirable substances in soil and water and establishing their limits
  • comprehensive land-use planning and land consolidation, rural development, landscape creation and protection, particularly in regions of specific interests such as water resources protection zones and regions marginal for agriculture
  • soil erosion control (both on-site and off-site), including the protection of highly valued territories against floods
  • water management in agricultural and forest catchments
  • soil water regime control
  • restoration of streams and small water reservoirs in agricultural and forest catchments
  • exploitation, maintenance, rehabilitation and transformation of management of irrigation and drainage systems
  • reclamation of damaged lands and remediation of soil pollution
  • other methods of improvement of agricultural lands
  • peat classification and evaluation, protection of peatlands and other specific biotops
  • research and development of methods for geographic information systems

Research Institute of Crop Production

Research activities:
  • systems of sustainable agriculture
  • ecology of field crops
  • soil quality and soil organic matter
  • plant nutrient dynamics in soil
  • plant nutrition and fertilisation
  • methods of precision farming
  • weed ecology and management
  • energy and industrial crops, neglected and minor food crops
  • grassland management
  • waste and pollutant disposal and detoxication
  • conservation of genetic resources and utilisation of agribiodiversity
  • method of characterisation and selection of genotypes
  • genetic mechanisms in plants
  • improvement of plant breeding methods by means of biotechnologies
  • plant resistance to biotic and abiotic stressors
  • quality of plant products
  • diagnostics of plant pathogens
  • ecology and epidemiology of plant pathogens and pests
  • pest and disease management
  • stored-product pest control

Research Institute of Animal Science

Veterinary Research Institute

Food Research Institute Prague

Research activities:
  • quality and evaluation of new or rarely used raw materials
  • optimisation of nutritional value of foods, functional foods, foods for population groups with special dietary demands
  • influence of technological processes, storage, distribution and culinary treatment of foods on their quality and safety
  • metods for the evaluation of quality and the determination on adulteration of raw materials and final products
  • food engineering, new food-processing technologies and technics

Research Institute of Agricultural Engineering

Research activities:
  • technological systems for productive agriculture
  • energy and logistics of technological systems and biomass utilization for non-food purposes
  • agricultural technological systems economy incl. data base creation and maintenance of the systems
  • agricultural technological systems ecolog
  • gas fuels and energy consumption normative for production of agricultural products and creation of their database

Agricultural Research of the Ministry of Environment:
Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening

Research activities:
  • searching and collecting of genetic funds of ornamental plants and breeding of new cultivars
  • identification of a population diversity by means of the DNA and isozyme analyses
  • research of propagation of ornamental and endangered species through the vegetative, generative and tissue cultivation methods
  • design of vegetation plots in urbanised and industrial territories
  • landscape restoration, land-use planning, reconstruction of a system of ecological stability and ecological diversity
  • complex research of introduction and utilisation of plantations of fuel plants
  • biomonitoring atmospheric deposition levels and multielemental analyses of the environment through ICP-MS
  • diagnostics and monitoring biotic pests and protection of field and green house plants
  • search of alternative substrates for planting and the research of the use of sophisticated techniques of reclamation of deteriorated landscape

Private Research Institutes:
Bee Research Institute, Ltd

Research activities:
  • genetics and breeding of honeybee
  • artificial insemination of queen bees
  • monitoring of life processes of bees
  • therapy of varroa, nosema, fungal and bacterial diseases
  • toxicology of bees
  • keeping and breeding of bumblebees
  • evaluation of bee products

AGRITEC, research, Breeding and Services, Ltd.

Research activities:
  • research on legumes and flax germplasm
  • research of genofond according to the International Flax Data Base at FAO Flax Network, garantee of the database
  • research of genetic and breeding methods and biotechnology of legumes, flax and winter rapes
  • creation of resistent genotypes of peas, flax, horse bean
  • peas somatic transformation
  • glycine max. somatic embryogenesis
  • imunoenzymatic methods used in peas and faba bean breeding
  • electrophoretic methods identification and testing of varieties
  • anther cultures and dihaploids development at flax
  • development of amylose high content peas genotypes
  • research on growing technology of legumes, caravay, hemp, flax and linseed
  • integrated methods of legumes and flax protection
  • destroying methods of mono- and di- cotyledonous weeds in legumes flax and caravay
  • protection against insects, fungi and viruses
  • methods of herbicides application
  • legumes and flax seed production
  • testing of seed biological value
  • seed production and marketing
  • consulting, information services
  • literature survey services
  • consultation for the new beginning private growers
  • agronomy and ekonomy consultation

Agricultural Research Institute Kromeriz, Ltd.

Research activities:
  • cereal gene resources
  • breeding methods
  • cereal breeding and seed production
  • breeding for disease resistance
  • field crop arable farming systems
  • agroecological limits
  • cereal management practices
  • cereal growing economics
  • cereal growth analysis and micro-phenology
  • diagnostic methods for cereal nutrition
  • variety sensitivity
  • variety resistance
  • pest thresholds
  • ecological methods for plant protection
  • economic effectiveness of treatments
  • pathogen populations
  • development of methods for quality evaluation
  • quality predictions and analyses
  • analyses of organic and inorganic matters

Research Institute for Fodder Plants. Ltd.

Research activities:
  • genetics and breeding methodology of fodder plants
  • plant biotechnologies, protoplasts, cell and suspension callus cultures
  • interspecific hybridization and breeding for resistance
  • virus pathogens of the family Poaceae
  • plant protection against virus and fungi and animals pests
  • RAPD markers of virus resistance in maize
  • milk quality and technological conditions
  • mycotoxins in silages
  • possibilities in grassland improving
  • soil tillage technologies
  • farming systems on the arable land
  • laboratory rearing of bumble-bees

OSEVA PRO Ltd., Grassland Research Station Roznov - Zubri

Research activities:
  • study, conservation and use of the grass genepool (forage and amenity species)
  • study and use of biodiversity in grasses and legumes
  • innovative ways in grass seed production
  • control of weeds, diseases and pests in grassland
  • organic grass seed growing

OSEVA PRO Ltd., Research Institute of Oilseed Crops at Opaval

Research activities:
  • applied agricultural research of oilseed crops – rapeseed, poppy, mustard, alternative oilseeds
  • agricultural practies of oilseeds, optimalization of oilseed growing technology
  • oilseed crops protection – occurence and extension of detrimental agents, life cycle of pathogens, optimalization of plant protection, plant resistance to detrimental agents
  • oilseed germplasm collection – collecting, testing and description, long-term storage, evaluation and providing users with samples
  • development and optimalization of methods for laboratory analyses of oilseeds

Potato Research Institute Havlíčkův Brod, Ltd.

Research activities:
  • decision systems for optimization of production and table potato quality and their usability on the market
  • innovation of ecologically and economically suitable strategies of late blight control in different potato growing systems
  • systems of sustainable production for multifunctional agriculture
  • essential structural changes in Czech potato growing with regard to entry into EU
  • agricultural farming in vulnerable regions
  • usability of alternative management
    system to protect soil and water in landscape
  • virus-free potato breeding
  • identification, determination and characterisation of potato necrosis causal agents of virus ethiology
  • identification of potato mop-top virus (PMTV) based on protein detection
  • molecular variability of potato virus Y isolates
  • characterisation of potato genotypes using DNA fingerprinting
  • complex diagnostics and enlargement of viroid pathogens of hop, potatoes, vine, fruit and ornamental cultures in the Czech Republic
  • somatic hybridisation in potato breeding
  • utilization of haplodisation and polyploidisation in interspecific hybridisation of wild and cultivated potato for gaining sources of resistance to potato late blight
  • physiological basics of geneti differences in drought tolerance of selected agricultural crops
  • quantification of damages caused by potato pests and diseases
  • utilization of antioxidative enzymes as marker for determination of potato sensitivity to common scab
  • potential utilization of traditionalAndean crops (Smallanthus sonchifolium and Lepidium meyenii) in prevention of chronic diseases
  • databases AGRIS/FAO and AGRICOLA for purposes of researchand development in potato and other root and tuber crops

Research and Breeding Institute of Pomology Holovousy, Ltd.

Research activities:
  • research on fruit crops
  • genetics and breeding
  • breeding of apples, sweet cheries, apricots and plums
  • research on propagation of fruit rootstocks
  • study of influence of rootstocks on grafted cultivars
  • introduction of foreign cultivars
  • evaluation of important agronomic characters
  • development of the data basis on PC
  • cryobank
  • biotechnology
  • using of axplant cultures for cleaning of fruit trees from viruses
  • regeneration systems „in vitro“ for utilization in breeding
  • plant protection
  • development of methods of biological and integrated protection of fruit trees
  • monitoring of pests and diseases
  • set of thresholds of economic losses due disease and pests
  • aplication techniques for new pesticides
  • diagnostic of virus and FLO diseases
  • applications of methods for production of virusfree material
  • orchard management and nutrition
  • systems of efficient commercial plantings
  • soil management in orchards and regulation of weeds
  • systems of irrigation in commercial planting

Hop Research Institute, Ltd.

Research activities:
  • hop growing, harvesting and processing
  • hop genetics
  • hop protection against pests and diseases
  • research and improvement of hop biological potential in ecologically aggravated conditions
  • observation of occurrence and harmfulness of morphologically indistinguishable viruses and hop latent viroid in Czech hop varieties
  • utilization of new breeding in non-traditional growing systems
  • technical antierosion provisions in ecologically aggravated conditions

Sugar Beet Institute, Ltd.

Research activities:
  • research on sugar beet cultivation
  • rhizomania of sugar beet
  • sugar beet nutrition and disagnostic of fertilisation demands

Research Institute for Cattle Breeding, Ltd.

Research activities:
  • improvement and formation of beef and dual purpose bovine herds
  • biotechnology of bovine, porcine and goat reproduction
  • evaluation of milk and meat guality
  • nutrition and feeding base
  • management systems of marginal zones
  • ecological systems of agricultural production
  • economics of agricultural production, prognoses, evaluation of bovine products
  • optimalization of management systems and nutritive regimens characterizing production of steers in less favoured areas – LFA
  • utilization of tufty land resources for effective suckler cow production – specification of pratotechnical and pratoutilization principles
  • taparative methods of evaluation and detychment classification of cattle carcass in the systém SEUROP
  • analysis of crossbreeding systems improving effectiveness of beef cattle production

MILCOM, PLC.

Research activities:
  • development of methods and systems for raw milk quality evaluation
  • development of methods and systems for milk quality and safety determination and control during milk and final milk products processing
  • development of milk microorganisms and their utilization
  • development of dairy products technology and prescriptions
  • development of technology and prescriptions for dairy products with health benefit
  • sanitation processes
  • waste products technology, processing and utilization

Research Institute of Brewering and malting, PLC.

Research activities:
  • beer and malt production technology
  • raw materials
  • technological processes
  • beer properties
  • development of analytical methods

Agricultural Research in the Czech Universities:

Czech University of Agriculture Prague
  • Faculty of Agronomy


Research activities:
  • cycles of main nutrients
  • care of the soil
  • soil conservation
  • soil information system
  • envrionment and production quality
  • molecular genetics
  • agricultural subjects efficiency and restructuring

  • Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Management

Research activities:
  • Economics and management of enterprises
  • Data processing and mathematical modelling
  • Faculty of Forestry

Research activities:
  • forest plant anatomy and physiology
  • applied and countryside ecology
  • ecological forest management
  • technology and mechanisation in forestry
  • agrocultural and forestry hydrology
  • gamekeeping
  • Technical faculty

Research activities:
  • precision technical systems in plant production
  • ecological and energy saving systems in animal production
  • optimalisation of dependability control and environmental aspects of machines
  • Institute of Tropics and Subtropics

Research activities:
  • crop production in tropical and subtropical regions
  • animal husbandry in tropical and subtropical regions

Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry Brno
Research activities:
  • anatomy and physiology of plants
  • applied landscape ecology
  • general plant production
  • general animal breeding
  • special plant production
  • special animal breeding
  • crop protection
  • machinery and mechanisation of agriculture
  • properties and processing of agriculture materials and products
  • waste management
  • agricultural chemistry

  • Faculty of Horticulture

Research activities:
Research activities:
Research activities:
  • anatomy and physiology of plants
  • applied landscape ecology
  • ecology
  • forest management
  • game protection
  • forest protection
  • forest planting
  • machinery and mechanisation in forest management


University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice

Research activities:
  • economic and agricultural production structure of marginal areas in respect to their overall development
  • suitable ways of agricultural farming in mountain regions directed towards the creating of harmony between their production and nonproduction exerting
  • the Interaction Chemical Components in Surface Water Ecosystems
  • the application of molecular genetics in evaluation of variability of animals and plants
  • sustainable agriculture and reclassifications of production on marginal conditions
  • soil-protecting systems, biological optimalization of the management within the catchment of the water sorces-basins in regions with ecologically increased regime
  • ecological functions of wetlands
  • study of crop production and quality
  • biological methods of harmful agents control
  • research of hygienically significant substances in foodstuffs, agricultural products, feed and environment
  • cultivation Techniques and valuation of cattle and pigs utility qualities
  • genetic pool monitoring and protection
  • applied molecular biology (biochemical and molecular markers in genetics and in livestock and crop cultivation, in determination and diagnostics of diseases, pest and biopreparations)
  • Czech agriculture adaptation for EU conditions tourism in rural territory
  • regional development

Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology Vodnany
Research activities:
  • fish genetics and breeding
  • aquaculture
  • ecologically-focused research
  • fisheries hydrobiology and water ecosystem management
  • diagnostics, prevention and therapy of fish diseases
  • utilization of fish flesh and fish by-products

University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Research activities:
  • anatomy and physiology
  • pathobiology
  • large animal diseases
  • small animal diseases

Faculty of Veterinary Hygieny and Ecology


Research activities:
  • food safety, food wholesomeness, biological and nutritional value of meat and meat products milk and milk products ready-to-cook food fats eggs and egg products frozen food and fish products plants products
  • alimentary diseases
  • food chains especially with regard to organic and inorganic pollutants
  • environmental protection against detrimental effects caused by animals, especially on improving environmental conditions
  • animal protection against harmful effects of the environment and of animal protection and welfare
  • dietetics and helath safety of feed
  • diseases of wild animals, fish, bees and zoo animals
  • effects and impact of drugs use in animals
  • veterinary legislation

  • Faculty of Pharmacy

Institute of Chemical Technology Prague

Research activities:
  • food chemistry and technology
  • food engineering and bioengineering
  • biotechnology
  • food quality assessment
  • food analysis
  • human nutrition
  • food and bioprocess control and modelling
  • applied biochemistry and biology
  • gene engineering
  • biomolecular chemistry and biology
  • agricultural and food waste management
  • environmental technologies and bioremediation

Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology

Institutions of the Czech Republic Agricultural Research

Institute of Agricultural and Food Information Characteristics and services:
  • central agricultural and food library with the collection of 1.1 mil. items and 750 periodical titles acquired every year
  • document depository library of FAO
  • member of the international network of agricultural libraries AGLINET
  • library catalogues accessible via internet
  • creation of the Czech Agricultural and Food Bibliography
  • participation in the creation of databases AGRIS and FSTA
  • searches from the Czech Agricultural and Food Bibliography, AGRIS, CABCD, FSTA and ALIMIS
  • development and operation of the open and modular editorial system Agro-navigator
  • publication of scientific journals and specialized periodicals and non-periodicals
  • organizational backup and coordination of extension activities, consultant education and certification, and supervision of consultant and extension centres

National Agency for Agriculture Research Characteristics and services:
  • central agricultural and food library with the collection of 1.1 mil. items and 750 periodical titles acquired every year
  • document depository library of FAO
  • member of the international network of agricultural libraries AGLINET
  • library catalogues accessible via internet
  • creation of the Czech Agricultural and Food Bibliography
  • participation in the creation of databases AGRIS and FSTA
  • searches from the Czech Agricultural and Food Bibliography, AGRIS, CABCD, FSTA and ALIMIS
  • development and operation of the open and modular editorial system Agro-navigator
  • publication of scientific journals and specialized periodicals and non-periodicals
  • organizational backup and coordination of extension activities, consultant education and certification, and supervision of consultant and extension centres

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