The Center for Elite Nursery Stock POLAND



Ladies and Gentlemen,

The quality of nursery material used to start an orchard or berry plantation results in the final economic outcome of the farm. There are still no methods, which might efficiently control plant viruses in field conditions. The basic means of protection orchards from spreading such diseases is setting up new plantations using healthy virus-free plant material. It can be obtained from the Center of Elite Nursery Stock (CENS).

The Center of Elite Nursery Stock was founded in 1995 to carry out the following project of the Ministry of Agriculture: „Production and maintenance of virus-free nursery material of orchard plants and their elite plantations”.

The CENS is the Company of the Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice (www.inhort.pl)

Elite (virus-free) plant material is obtained and maintained in the Center in accordance with the orders worked out by the European Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) and with the Polish and EU regulations.

Starting nursery material of orchard plants is prepared in the Center in several stages: candidate plants, pre-basic plants, basic orchards and mother plants.

Virus-free plants are obtained through selection, thermotherapy and micropropagation.

We are looking forward to our future cooperation!