The Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation (IUNG) has contributed to agricultural and agro-environmental science progress in Poland over the past 55 years. This includes the assessment of chemical and physical degradation of soils in Poland, the establishment of ground water monitoring for nitrates and pesticides, and the implementation of good agricultural practices. One of the important research activities of the Institute is the multi-factorial comparison of different farming systems. In the last 10 years scientists from IUNG-PIB have published over 15 books, 52 monographs and 1850 scientific papers (308 in international reviewed journals), received 43 patents, were awarded with grants for 69 national research projects and with 49 international scholarships for young researchers, organized 12 international conferences and workshops and received 10 international and national awards.
The IUNG is an active participant in the EU Framework Programmes and other international programmes and has 25 bilateral co-operation agreements with the scientific institutions from 12 countries. IUNG-PIB has a staff of more than 300, with an annual turnover of about 10 million Euro.
The IUNG contributes site data and a case study to Work Package 1 and participates in WP3 and 5.
Agronomist, Comparisons of different farming systems and issues connected with GHGs, nutrient management, farmland birds diversity and crop quality in organic farming
Soil scientist, GHG from the agriculture, the sequestration of the C, N, and water management
Soil microbiologist, Ecology of saprophytic, symbiotic (rhizobia) and phytopathogenic bacteria and fungi, and methods (including biological) to control soil-borne fungi
Agronomist; growth and development of legumes and improvement of these crops
Borzęcka-Walker, M., Faber, A. and Borek R. 2008. Evaluation of carbon sequestration in energetic crops (Miscanthus and coppice willow). Int. Agrophysics, 22, 185-190.
Faber, A., Borek, R. and Borzęcka-Walker M. 2007. Estimation of carbon sequestration in the soils of Miscanthus and coppice willow plantations. Acta Agrophysica, 150, 84-89 (in Polish).
Księżak, J. and Staniak, M. 2008. The usability of Alfalfa (Medicago sp. L.) saponins for bean aphid control in faba bean. Ital. J. Agron. / Riv. Agron., 3 suppl. 10th Congres of the ESA, 2008,15-19 September, Bologna, Italy: 345-346
Martyniuk, S. 2007. Efficacy of biological versus chemical control of Cephalosporium gramineum on cereals. (In:) "Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds", Eds: H-W. Dehne, U. Gisi, P.E. Russell, and H. Lyr, Bonn, Germany, pp. 60-66.
Martyniuk, S. and Biały, Z. 2008. Antifungal (Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici) activity of various saponins from Medicago arabica. Allelopathy J. 21, 411-417.
Martyniuk, S. and Oron, J. (2008). Populations of rhizobia in some Polish soils not planted with legumes. Ekologija, 54, 165-168.
Martyniuk, S., Pecio, A. and Niedźwiecki, J. 2006. Soil microbial and biochemical properties as influenced by different soil tillage systems. Bibl. Fragm. Agron. 11, 559-560.
Stalenga, J. 2007. Applicability of different indices to evaluate nutrient status of winter wheat in the organic system. Journal of Plant Nutrition 30, 351–365.
Stalenga, J., and Kawalec, A. 2008. Emission of greenhouse gases and soil organic matter balance in different farming systems. Int. Agrophysics, 22, 287-290.