Scientific areas and topics of the programs

1. Horticultural biology:

  • Horticultural botany, plant anatomy, taxonomy, plant geography, ecology, coenology;
  • Physiology, cytology, morphology, taxonomy and coenology of wild growing mushrooms;
  • Physiology and stress behaviour of horticultural species, interaction of host/parazites/symbionts;
  • Regulation of plant tissue cultures and physiology of micropropagation;
  • Molecular bases of physiological processes – applied system-biology;
  • Classical and molecular genetics and plant breeding – studies on gene expression;
  • Population genetics, application of molecular markers in plant breeding.

2. Ornamental plants and dendrology:

  • in-vitro propagation in new ornamental plant cultures;
  • macropropagation methods of woody plants, juvenility, histological and chemical studies;
  • development of nursery technologies;
  • examinations on water- and nutrient supply of ornamentals;
  • gene-reservation, selection, breeding of ornamental- and stockplant cultivars;
  • application of ornamental species, stress-tolerance, introduction;
  • green-roofs, indoor and balcony plants, physiology, technology.

3. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants:

  • biosynthesis of active materials, accumulation, chemotaxonomy;
  • ecological and production-biological studies;
  • gene-reservation, introduction;
  • genetical bases, breeding;
  • development of agrotechnology, modelling of production chain;
  • the role of medicinal and alternative plants in ecological production.

4. Fruit bearing plants:

  • biological bases: evaluation of varieties, floral- and fertilisation biology;
  • gene-reservation, pomology and genetics, studies on of genetic resources;
  • resistance breeding including determination of molecular genetical markers;
  • health protection active materials of fruit species;
  • propagation-physiological bases of nursery practices;
  • ecological adaptation capacity and water transport of fruit species and varieties;
  • agrotechnical systems, environment friendly cultivation and post harvest methods, development of mechanisation and special equipments.

5. Viticulture:

  • Biological bases, evaluation of varieties;
  • Interactions of qualitative and quantitative parameters of the products;
  • Weather-climate effects, role of year and habitat in the quality oriented wine production;
  • Leaf surface and yield regulation, their physiological bases;
  • Management and development of habitat register system;
  • Analysis of chemical characteristics of soil, plant and wine;
  • Chemistry, microbiology and technological development of oenology.

6. Vegetables and cultivated fungi:

  • Soil mixtures, growth substances, nutrient demand, fertilisation, water supply, regulation;connection of nutrient supply and crop quality;
  • Development of growth technologies of edible fungi, introduction of exotic mushroom species;
  • Agrotechnical innovation of Hungaricum species (especially forced sweet pepper);
  • Climatization of greenhouses, development of machinery and equipment system of vegetable growing;
  • Scientific problems of ecological vegetable cultivation;
  • Objective methods for crop quality checking.

7. Horticultural Plant Medicine:

  • Pathology of infections and diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, phytoplasmas and fungi;
  • General and local defence systems;
  • Integrated plant protection methods; automatization of forecast of epidemics;
  • Population dynamics of phytophagous and zoophagous insects;
  • Entomological aspects of horticultural crops and their environments.