Golden Seed no7 for “Pajdaš” hybrid

In the period from 8 to 10 November 2017 in Sv. Martin on Mura 10th International Congress “Plant Breeding, Seed and Nursery” and 5th Regional Days of Seeds were held. A total of 60 participants attended the conference with a total of 46 exhibitions. After welcoming the words from dr. Sc. Josip Haramija, prof. dr. sc. Krinoslava Zmaić, Dean of the Agricultural Faculty from Osijek and prof. Ph.D. The Government of the University of Osijek, Mr. Guberc, also addressed the Assistant Minister of Agriculture, Ph.D. Jelena Đugun who awarded the award “Gold Seed” that they won:

Bc Institut d.d.- hybrid PAJDAŠ
Agricultural Institute Osijek – Soya IKA

Croatian Society of Agronomists awarded “Golden Seed” award to Bc Institut d.d. in the category of “The most widespread maize hybrid in the Republic of Croatia in 2017” for Pajdaš hybrid. The recognition was received by the president of Bc Institut Management dr. sc. Ivica Ikić. This is Pajdaš hybrids  7th award in 8 years.

Kristijan Puškarić started the presentation with the topic “Situation in Croatian Seed and Plant Breeding”. Through an interesting lecture, a comparison of the number of sown hectares of cereals was made between 2014 and 2016, as well as a comparison of the quantity of certified seed. The conclusion is that the number of hectares sown with wheat, corn and barley decreases as well as the amount of certified seed, while soy and triticale are growing.

From the lectures of the HGK representative, the trend of increased import of food in the Republic of Croatia (2016- 14% higher than in 2012), as well as the trend of increased wheat exports, is noticed.

From the Semenars Association of Serbia, interesting lecture was given by Sandra Bogdanović, who pointed out some interesting facts:

Serbia owns 5.7 million hectares of agricultural land, of which 4.2 million hectares are cultivated
41% of the population lives in the rural area of ​​Serbia
agriculture and the food industry in GDP participate with a high of 11.9%.
With the seed in neighboring Slovenia, Jozie Jerič met us, who emphasized the importance of the use of certified seed, as well as the fact that from Slovenia are the most abundant corn crops from 250 hybrids, 80 cereal grains, potatoes with 110 varieties on the market, and reduce the culture of 55 varieties.

A panel discussion on “New concepts of finishing and seed treatment” started with the presentation of Kristijan Puškarić who talked about the events at the annual meeting of the European Seminary Association held in Latvia. In the panel discussion, great emphasis was placed on banned nicotine-based treatment agents and seeking alternative solutions for them.

Bc Institut, d.d. he presented two works:

Harvest and quality of Bc winter wheat harvest in harvest in 2017 (exhibitor: Katarina Jukić)
Experimental BC hybrids for 2016 (exhibitor: Mirko Jukić)
Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, as in the previous years, were present only at the opening of the Congress as well as at the award of “Gold Seed” while remaining in the remaining lectures. Unfortunately, it can again be concluded that breeders, seedlings, scientists and producers present their experiences, problems, ideas for progress. However, those who should listen to them also on the basis of what they hear refute (change, improve) – not.

Text by: Dr. Katarina Jukić

 

Healthy nutrition in schools

On Wednesday, October 25th, for the students of the sixth and the eighth grade and on October 30, 2017, for the pupils of the fifth and seventh grade of our school, a lecture on healthy eating was organized. The lecturer was dr.sc. Katarina Jukić from Bc Institute for Plant Breeding. Many disciples enjoyed the lecture because it shows us a completely new way of looking at everyday activity that is valuable in studying and thinking.

At the end of the lecture, several girls shared our healthy snack bags prepared by our lecturer and in which we all enjoyed it. The lecture was also the presentation of the eco-project “We Eat Responsibly” and the School Project “My Classroom Menu”. The main goal of the project is to encourage thinking – What do I eat?, How much waste do I produce? Who is and how did my food been produced? The first project is intended for Eco-Schools of the Republic of Croatia and aims to contribute to the mobilization of young people to take care of the preservation of nutritional values ​​of food, to focus attention on the quantity and quality of the food they consume, water consumption, energy invested, biodiversity preservation and food shortage managment!

For more information on the project “We’re Responsible” visit their website: https://www.eko.lijepa-nasa.hr/eko-projekti-detaljno/mi-jedaju-odgovorno.

By the end of this week, students can take part in a prize winning quiz by answering questions on the topic of healthy eating. On Monday, under a big school break for students from 5th to 8th grade, we will draw the luckiest prize winners from the many accurately-filled questioneries provided by the lecturer and the Bc Institute.

For your own selfless contribution, we warmly thank you.

SUBJECT AWARDS BY THE BC INSTITUTE

On Monday, November 6th, during a snack under the big break in the dining room, among the students of the 5th-8th grade, the winners of the awards were presented by Mrs. Katarina Jukic from the Bc Institute who recently lectured on healthy eating. In the prize draw, only the lists that were solved completely correctly were taken into account, and there were so many. The awards secured for fifth, sixth, seventh and eight graders were very practical – cool bags, water bottles and t-shirts.

Congratulations to the winners and thank Mrs. Jukić and the ecologists for help.

The text is downloaded from the official site of  OŠ SESVETE.

BC hybrid “Pajdaš” is once again the best-selling hybrid in Croatia

Seed and Seedling Production and European Integrations was held in Šibenik. Within the framework of the convention, the Croatian Society of Agronomists awarded “Golden Seed” award to Bc Institut d.d. in the category of “The most widespread maize hybrid in the Republic of Croatia in 2012” for Pajdaš hybrid. The recognition was received by the president of Bc Institut Management dr. sc. Ivica Ikić. This is the fourth consecutive recognition.anje.

Meetings with agricultural producers of Bc Institute

In order to succesfully start another season, Bc Institute has organized meetings with farmers in Čepin and Rugvica. On that occasion, in Čepin, around hundred of farmers got together from four Slavonian tribal states: Vukovarsko-srijemska, Osječko-baranjska, Brodsko-posavska and Požeško-slavonska, and in Rugvica about 200 farmers from ten tribal states from central and north Croatia. Farmers were presented with a new selection material of corn and grain crops, and with a strategy and methodology of setting production trials with Bc hybrids and cereal varieties.

Last year was set up 400 trials across the country

Last year, in cooperation with agricultural producers, Bc Institute organized almost 400 trials across Croatia, which required great effort on both sides because it is not enough just to set up a trial according to prescribed methodology, but it should also be controled, removed, weighed and measured to get a valid result.

Rewards and recognition

Care, work and effort of the best trials are being specially awarded by Bc Institute. During the meeting of agricultural producers, awards were given for the best yield of Bc maize hybrids, the best looking trials, for cooperation in setting up cereal crop trials and for longterm succesful collaboration.

AWARDS FOR LOYALTY: Ivan Munić, Kuševac; Ilija Subotić, Nijemci; Željko Vuković, Krušljevo Selo; Hrvoje Domin, Donja Zdenčina; Ferdo Vučković, Lazina; Zlatko Potočić, Farkaševac; Željka i Stjepan Dečman, Voloder; Mirko Repić, Ferdinandovec; Zdenko Šprem, Hrastovsko; Arsen Cerovec, Vratišinec; Nedjeljko Viščević, Blatnica; Mato Katalinić, Šaševo; Tomislav Matasović, Velika Kopanica; Dario Lukić, Velika.

AWARDS FOR ORDERLINESS: Dmitar Šormaz, Klisa; Marko Šibalić, Nijemci; Stjepan Vrabec, Radakovo; Željko Hudina, Dubravica; Mato Udiković, Ribarići; Marko Čiča, Sela; Katica Marenčić, Zaistovec; Branko Bendelja, Madaraševac; Zdravko Vnuk, Čestijanec; Marijan Smrček, Zrinski Topolovec; Dejan Obžetić, Cabuna; Josip Henjec, Vranovci; Nenad Gajić, Požega; Anđelko Majdandžić, Blagorodovac.

RECOGNITION FOR THE GREATEST YIELD: Dmitar Šormaz, Klisa; Marko Vučevac, Ivankovo; Dragutin Matok, Podgrađe; Zlatko David, Žunci; Ivan Grginčić, Belajski Malinci; Zlatko Vukelić, Lijeva Luka; Dražen Kočmar, Otočka; Josip Halec, Dubovica; Stanislav Miklin, Badličan; Marijan Smrček, Zrinski Topolovac, Dejan Obžetić, Cabuna; Ivica Drašner, Brezina; Tomislav Perković, Staro Topolje; Antun Pejanović, Podgorje.

EXPANSION OF WHEAT VARIETIES: Jozo Sremac, Koritna; Dinko Rončević, Vinkovci; Damir Meglić, Dubrovčan; Slavko Šarec, Martinska Ves; Mladen Crnčić, Gornja Glogovnica; Josip Žmegač, Donje Vratno; Stjepan Miser, Donja Dubrava; Kristijan Maras, Virovitica; Dražen Ištok, Nova Ploščica; Zdravko Jurić, Gornja Vrba; Blago Ivanika, Emovci; Poljoprivreda Lipik d.d., Lipik; Poljo-Gaj d.o.o., Gaj, Miroslav Vučinovec, Bađinec.

In total, 56 recognitions were awarded.

Congratulations to all agricultural producers and we wish you every success in the coming season.

kić, Velika.

PRIZNANJA ZA UREDNOST: Dmitar Šormaz, Klisa; Marko Šibalić, Nijemci; Stjepan Vrabec, Radakovo; Željko Hudina, Dubravica; Mato Udiković, Ribarići; Marko Čiča, Sela; Katica Marenčić, Zaistovec; Branko Bendelja, Madaraševac; Zdravko Vnuk, Čestijanec; Marijan Smrček, Zrinski Topolovec; Dejan Obžetić, Cabuna; Josip Henjec, Vranovci; Nenad Gajić, Požega; Anđelko Majdandžić, Blagorodovac.

PRIZNANJA ZA NAJVEĆI UROD: Dmitar Šormaz, Klisa; Marko Vučevac, Ivankovo; Dragutin Matok, Podgrađe; Zlatko David, Žunci; Ivan Grginčić, Belajski Malinci; Zlatko Vukelić, Lijeva Luka; Dražen Kočmar, Otočka; Josip Halec, Dubovica; Stanislav Miklin, Badličan; Marijan Smrček, Zrinski Topolovac, Dejan Obžetić, Cabuna; Ivica Drašner, Brezina; Tomislav Perković, Staro Topolje; Antun Pejanović, Podgorje.

ŠIRENJE SORATA PŠENICA: Jozo Sremac, Koritna; Dinko Rončević, Vinkovci; Damir Meglić, Dubrovčan; Slavko Šarec, Martinska Ves; Mladen Crnčić, Gornja Glogovnica; Josip Žmegač, Donje Vratno; Stjepan Miser, Donja Dubrava; Kristijan Maras, Virovitica; Dražen Ištok, Nova Ploščica; Zdravko Jurić, Gornja Vrba; Blago Ivanika, Emovci; Poljoprivreda Lipik d.d., Lipik; Poljo-Gaj d.o.o., Gaj, Miroslav Vučinovec, Bađinec.

Dodijeljeno je ukupno 56 priznanja.

Čestitamo svim pokusarima i želimo puno uspjeha u nadolazećoj sezoni.

Bc Institute – successful performance at Gudovac fair

Bc Institute is a traditional participant at the Bjelovar fair, and this year was no exception. We participated at the 19th spring, international fair which was held from 1st to 3rd April 2016 in Gudovac, next to Bjelovar.
In the exhibition area of ​​the Fair, Bc Institute has first of all presented a line of new Bc hybrids of maize, which were created as a result of the scientific research of Bc Institute breeders: Alibi, Thriller, BC 424 BC, Mejaš, Bc 525, Riđan and Dugi and also well-known standard Bc hybrids: Pajdaš, BC 572, BC 306, BC 408B, BC 418B, 462 BC ... Also, besides the maize hybrids, visitors were familiarized with a wide range of other products that Bc Institute offers – varieties of winter wheat (Bc Anica, Bc Darija, Bc Mandica, Bc Tena ....), winter barley (Bc Bosut, Bc Vedran, Favorit) and other cereal crops, roughage, soybeans ...
What sets Bc Institute apart from the competition and makes it unique is the fact that only Bc Institute deals with breeding of winter oats, winter spelt and triticale. That is why our winter oats Bc Marta, winter spelt Bc Vigor and triticale Bc Goran have no competition in Croatia nor either in the region.
Product quality recognition of Bc Institute, attracted numerous visitors to our exhibition area at the Fair, who enjoyed a good company with employees of Bc Institute, and could also get useful information and advice about the production of our maize hybrids and other crops.
Since it is time of maize sowing, at five sales outlets, Fair visitors could purchase Bc hybrids with price discount of 10%. Feedback from retail outlets tells us that of all the hybrids, the most wanted was Pajdaš, and customers were always looking for an extra bag!
This Fair was visited by the current Minister prof. Ph.D. Davor Romić, with whom we had the opportunity to briefly talk and record our meeting with a photograph.

We would like to thank all the visitors of ​​the Bc Institute exhibition area for contributing to the good atmosphere and pleasant company at the Fair!

We look forward to seeing you next year in Gudovac!
Your Bc Institute

Book – promotion Nutritional properties of maize

On Wednesday 23 March 2016 at the headquarters of the Bc Institute in Rugvica a promotion of the book Nutritional properties of maize was held. The book was written by prof. Ph. D. Darko Grbeša, and issued Bc Institute d.d.

Nutritional properties of maize is the only book / monography that fully describes only the nutritional value of maize. It is based on the research of our own hybrids of maize. According to a detailed description of nutrition of our hybrids, Bc Institute is unique from all other plant breeders in the country, even the world. No agricultural product is described so transparently with such a large number of data. In the book, Bc hybrids are objectively compared with world standards.

The book contains 136 pages, 80 tables, 32 charts and 7 images, with 64 references. From a total of 112 graphs only 3 were taken from the cited literature, which by itself speaks about the value of this monography, created through 15-years of work by prof. Grbeša and his team. The entire book is a result of Croatian science and Croatian research, on the Croatian maize hybrids.

Through all the research on the described Bc hybrids, one fundamental postulate pervaded:

"The science-founded production and innovation, for the intellectual independence of the nation."

Bc Institute is one of the few breeding companies whose that their knowledge and selection of maize is complemented and directed not only toward maize crop traits, but to target consumers, animals actually.

These traits of maize, actually nutritional properties, are comprehensively (holistic) investigated and evaluated, through the most modern research (physical, chemical and in-vitro and in-vivo) methods, and the results and conclusions are summarized in this book by Professor Grbeša.

The unique point of this book is that Bc hybrids of maize combine exceptional package of nutritional properties in combination with high potential yield and the ability to adapt to climate extremes.

Prof. Ph. D. Darko Grbeša is a tenure university professor with permanent title at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb. He is Head of the graduate program "Animal nutrition and food", and leads and teaches several modules related to the feeding of animals, in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies at the Faculty of Agriculture. He has published 175 proceedings in domestic and some of the most prestigious international journals, and is the most cited scientist in the field of animal nutrition in the Republic of Croatia. He is author of 3 books and 5 chapters in books together with other authors. Under his mentorship, 5 doctorates with topics relating to the nutritional properties of maize were defended. He is the triple scholar Cochranfellowship Program of the US Department of Agriculture.

As a recognized expert, he advises to many manufacturers / factory of compound feed and the largest Croatian dairy farms, and with that professional work, he held over 150 lectures on nutrition fodder and animal feed, primarily dairy cows around Croatia and abroad.

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Bc Institute Chairman of the Board was a guest in the Office of the President of the Croatia

At the Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia, a gala dinner was held in honor of distinguished guests from Turkey on 27 April 2016. President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic hosted his ExcellencyRecep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey and Mrs. Emine Erdogan, his wife, with theirentire delegation.

Invitation for this gala dinner was sent to the CEO of the Bc Institute , Ph. D. Ivica Ikić, who had, along with other businessmen from Croatia and Turkey, the opportunity to make some new contacts and to open the way to new business possibilities.

This invitation is the result of the fact that Bc Institute is one of the most successful Croatian companies operating in Turkey, where we havea registered company Bc Tarim Ürünleri Ltd. near Ankara, with its own section for seed processing.

 

Bc Institute sponsored a charity concert “I sing a song for my friend”

Together with other sponsors, Bc Institute contributed and joyfully responded with participation in a humanitarian campaign initiated by Dance Assembly Zagrepcanka and boys with the aim of raising funds for the treatment of an eight year old girl Tonka Jerkovic, which is due to a rare and unfortunately incurable disease. Tonka is also the member of Dance Assembly.

As a part of the humanitarian campaign, a concert named "I sing a song for my friend" was organized and it was held on 30 April 2016 in “Europa” Cinema. Funds raised from ticket sales are intended for the purchase of the communicator, which is a machine necessary for the communication with the environment.

Bc Institute is a company which has a high corporate social responsibility and supports projects through donations and sponsorships, and with that promotes healthy lifestyle, preservation of traditional values, culture, education and vulnerable social groups.

We would like to invite all of you who are able to join this noble action. Humanitarian campaign is still ongoing and the account number in Zagrebacka banka is the following: HR4823600001300101079 (reference number: HR00 1300101079, description of payment: payment for humanitarian action "I sing a song for my friend").

Thank you all!