INSTITUTE OF AGRO-BIOLOGY
The Institute of Agrobiology was established in 1999. Its function is to do research in plant cell biotechnology; plant breeding; and microbiology.
Total: 27 persons of which
1. PhD: 3 persons;
2. MSc: 10 persons;
3. BA: 11 persons.
4. Other 3 persons
Short-term training courses on potato and flower propagation technology, use of ‘effective microorganisms’.
Five to seven research articles published a year in national and international journals;
Five technical advances were recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development:
The protocol for in vitro multiplication of Cayenne pineapple in 2002;
The protocol for in vitro multiplication of Phalaenopsis orchid in 2002;
The protocol for in vitro multiplication of gerbera in 2004;
The protocol “Production of virus-free potato seed derived from tissue culture” has been recognized by MARD as a technical advance and has won the second VIFOTECH prize of Ministry of Science and Technology in 2008;
The protocol “Production and uses of EMINA bioproduct in husbandry” has been recognized by MARD as a technical advance in 2010.
New mutate carnation varieties named Hong Hac and Hong Ngoc have been approved by MARD as new varieties for field production trial in 2011;
Technology package for producing microbial product EMINA used for agriculture and environmental bioremediation; 300 - 400 tons of potato seed produced annually.