Faculty of Agronomy, Horticulture and Bioengineering

Faculty of Agronomy, Horticulture and Bioengineerring is a one of the oldest at our University. It was established in 1919 as the Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry AT the Piast University , later renamed the Poznań University. In 1949 the Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry was divided into independent faculties: The Faculty of Agriculture and The Faculty of Forestry. After the establishment of the The Higher School of Agriculture in 1951 at the Faculty of Agronomy there were 26 departments, which later gave rise to the following Faculties. On 1 February 2010 Faculty of Agronomy changed its name to the Faculty and Bioengineering. In September 2020, the faculties: Agronomy and Bioengineering and Hortticulture and Landscape Architecture merged: and ichange name into: Faculty of Agronomy, Horticulture and Bioengineering.

Research conducted at organizational units of the Faculty is focused on main Fields. Natural foundations for crop-yield under in the framework of the following directions of research:

  • biochemistry, molecular biology and genetic engineering,
  • generation of new genetic variation in plants, via crossing, mutagenesis and biotechnology methods as well as breeding value, testing of produced genotypes,
  • statistical methods in planning analysis of agricultural experiments,
  • physical and chemical properties of the soil medium.

 
Agrotechnical aspects of agricultural production include the following research directions:

  • improvement of crop cultivation technology,
  • modern agroecological plant protection,
  • enhanced efficiency of mineral fertilization of cereals, root crops and industrial plants, ecology of soil microorganisms,
  • sustainability as a factor determining grassland use in feed production,
  • application of agricultural engineering in modern agricultural production technologies.

 
Aspects of agricultural engineering – within the framework of the following research directions:

  • energy, economic and ecological effects of technical change in plant production processes and postharvest management of harvested yield,
  • impact of suspensions systems and working elements of cultivation tools and machines on the soil environment,
  • milking and milk storage techniques and technologies,
  • computer – assisted analyses and design of agricultural product drying and storage,
  • technologies of agricultural and industrial waste management,
  • studies on the gas emission in organic fertilization and municipal and agricultural and industrial waste management,
  • development and analysis of management and disposal technologies in case of organic wastes of plant,
  • municipal and industrial origin in environmental protection,
  • studies on the efficiency of biogas production from different plant, animals and waste materials.

 Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

  • Ecologically-friendly and energy-saving methods of plant and mushroom cultivation, as well as the introduction of new plant species and cultivars to horticultural production,
  • Diagnostics of nutrient requirements of horticultural plants
  • Measurement of metabolic activity of plants, disorders caused by unfavourable environmental conditions and plant diseases,
  • Epidemiology and diagnostics of plant diseases and biological plant protection,
  • Assessment of soil contamination with heavy metals and phytotoxic substances,
  • Prevention of negative effects of replantation diseases in fruit growing,
  • Ecology and faunal studies of insects and the preservation of their biodiversity in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems,
  • Restoration and management of urban green areas and green areas in open landscape,
  • Analysis of changes in vegetation cover under the influence of industrial emissions and impact of mining industry
  • Nature monographs, preservation plans and nature resource documentation of districts, lands, regions, forest divisions, promotional forest complexes, national and landscape parks, and nature reserves,
  • Assessment of resources and threat to wild medicinal plants and plants covered by full or partial species protection,
  • Space planning for recreation in areas covered by nature preservation regulations,
  • Hydromorphological survey and evaluation of watercourses and the analysis of contamination levels of water bodies in urban parks.

 

 
Research units:

 
Institute of Agricultural Engineering
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Department of Agricultural Chemistry
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Management
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Department of Soil Science
Department of Grassland and Natural Landscape
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Methods
Department of Agricultural Microbiology
Department of Soil and Plant Cultivation

Department of Botany
Department of Dendrology and Nursery
Department of Entomology and Environmental Protection
Department of Phytopathology
Department of Plant Physiology
Department of Horticultural Seed Science
Department of Plant Nutrition
Department of Ornamental Plants
Department of Pomology
Department of Landscape Architecture
Department of Vegetable Crops

 

Contact:

Collegium Maximum

Wojska Polskiego 28, Street, rooms 207, 208, 219, 220, 221
Phone.61-848-7093, 7091, 6060, 7094, 7092
e-mail: dziekwrl@up.poznan.pl
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