The scientific objectives of the Crop Protection Department focus on soil microorganisms, nematodes and adventitious flora affecting agrosystems. The lines of research include modern diagnostic methods, development of biocontrol tools based on the deep knowledge of plant and microorganism interactions, and modeling and sustainable control approaches within circular agricultural economy strategies.
Remote sensing applied to precision agriculture and malherbology
Phytopathologies of sustainable agricultural systems
Etiology and control of crop diseases
Agroecology of weeds