Participation in the project ‘National preservation programme and usage of the gene bank of plants in the CR” for fruit plants with the exception warm requiring species.
Long time preservation of all collected varieties of fruit plants in field collections for the needs of future generations
Introduction of foreign cultivars with the target to provide breeding programmes with suitable genotypes of precious quality (resistance to diseases, pests and unfavourable environmental conditions, pollen sterility, fruit quality, etc.)
Evaluation of important economic properties, update of computer database
Active searching for important local varieties in the CR and their inclusion in the preserved gene bank
Research of new biotechnological methods for preserving the gene bank – kryo preservation