Institute of Horticulture of Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (IH, LAMMC), is a scientific research institution engaged in horticultural plant collection, evaluation, breeding and research. Scientists have focused on improving cold hardiness, resistance to diseases and pests, and yield as well as shipping and shelf life qualities in tree fruits. Research is also concentrated on fruit quality, plant development and biotechnology applications aimed at ensuring high quality of reproductive material for fruit plant production practices.
Each year, the IH LAMMC researchers publish more than 100 popular scientific publications. New crop cultivation technologies or their components, new varieties and other valuable information on the issues of agriculture and horticulture are introduced in publications, recommendations, information booklets etc.
The main directions of the research at Institute are as follows:
- to develop theoretical basis for breeding of horticultural plants, create new varieties, accumulate and preserve genetic resources of horticultural plants in Lithuania;
- to investigate biological regularities of horticultural plants, model agrobiological systems for quality and productivity;
- to model and optimize processing and storage processes of fruits, berries and vegetables, analyze biologically active matters of orchard and garden plants in fresh and processed production