Institute of Horticulture
The LLU DPP "Institute of Horticulture" was founded on January 1, 2016, according to the Regulation No. 640 (October 21, 2015) of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia uniting “Pure Horticultural Research Centre”, Ltd, and the farm “Vīnkoki”. The Institute of Horticulture represents agriculture and food industries, conducts research on fruit and vegetable production, strengthens capacity of horticulture science and makes contribution to the development of these industries.
The main research directions of the institute are the following:
- diversification and breeding of a range of garden crops’ varieties suitable for the Baltic Sea region;
- environmentally friendly growing systems of garden crops;
- storage and processing technologies of garden crops;
- studies of biological foundations of horticulture science.
The institute strengthens the scientific potential of the Faculty of Agriculture and contributes to the improvement of the quality of study courses related to horticulture.