About the Faculty

The Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture refers in its traditions to the Higher School in Żabikowo near Poznań, established 1870-1876, where Horticulture was one of the taught courses.

The Faculty staff consists of 109 employees, including 77 academic teachers, who give classes and lectures within 3 fields of study: Horticulture, Landscape Architecture and Plant Medicine.

Moreover the Faculty conducts the MSc studies focusing on seed science and technology (in English), post-graduate studies in Hortitherapy (in Polish), and 2 semester BSc course in Horticulture dedicated to students from the Jilin Agricultural University  in China, based on the inter-university agreement (in English).

Our research concern applied and advanced cultivation technologies of horticultural crops and problems connected with environmental protection and management. Basic scientific and research problems include:

  • 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,
  • Seed production, seed quality evaluation and enhancement, seed marketing and management of seed company,
  • 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.

Staff education is closely related to research conducted at the Faculty.


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