And the award goes to…

For the ninth time in the last 10 years our maize hybrid “Pajdaš” is the winner of the prestigious award “Golden seed” for the best selling maize hybrid in Croatia.

The 12th International meeting for “Plant breeding, seed, and nursery production” is being held from 6th to 8th of November 2019 at the hotel “Sol Garden Istra” in Umag, Croatia in the organization of “Croatian Society of Agronomists” and the “European Seed Association (ESA)”.

Proud to hear the happy news!

Bc Institute on Comunication days in Rovinj!

The “Days of Communication” held in Hotel Lone in the period 28 to 31 March 2019, which made Rovinj the world’s communications industry center. Domestic and foreign lecturers had the opportunity to discuss and share their knowledge and experience on the latest trends and innovations in market communication. Days of communication have positioned Croatia on the world communication scene, thus gaining recognition. Part of this beautiful story was also the Bc Institute, d.d. who worked in close cooperation with the agency Undabot d.o.o., announced its mobile application Bc Agronaut for the MIXX prize in the category of Best Mobile App – the best mobile application in the Republic of Croatia.

The MIXX competition was created under the international IAB license and within it are awarded prizes to the best digital campaigns and digital tools / platforms in the field of market communications. Evaluation criteria are creativity, strategy, performance and use of the media and achieved results. We are extremely proud of the fact that we are, as a scientific research institute, included in the finals of this prestigious competition and that Bc Agronaut is positioned in the best four best mobile applications in the Republic of Croatia in 2019. If we note that a close struggle for a flattering title ultimately led to banking and telecommunications giants and a multinational beer producer, our participation in the finals is even more impressive and bigger. It’s just a proof that we are on the right path giving us the wind in the back to continue in the same direction.

On this occasion, we would like to thank our Undabot d.o.o. which has all our desires, ideas and ideas realized. Without their suggestions and suggestions Bc Agronaut would not be what it is today – finalist MIXX awards. The launch of Bc Agronaut was successful and marks a new start. Stronger has confirmed and convinced of the quality of our mobile app We invite you to make sure that you also get free download on Google Play or iTunes.

You can view the promo video of our mobile applications presented on the Days of Communication at

New Bc Catalogue

We are proud to present to you our newest 2019/2020 catalogue for foreign markets.

Read or and download it here.

Maize field day in Slavonia

Nice weather, friendly hosts, enviable number of guests from Croatia and abroad, very good harvest results. What more can we desire from a Bc Institutes Field Day in Slavonia? Maybe the same next year.

We have visited our long-time co-operatives and friends, the Perković family in Star Topolje. The experimental field of 19 BC hybrids was presented. After harvesting weighing was performed. Some novelties such as Instructor, BC415 and BC482 were also presented.

How was it in Staro Topolje? Take a look at the photo gallery below.


Bc Institute in Ukraine!

As you may already know, the Bc Institute, d.d. has been present for many years in the Ukrainian market, but this year we finaly founded a branch office in Poltava, Ukraine. Last week the first “BC Maize Field Day” was held and it was attended by the President of the Management Board of the Bc Instituta, PhD. Ivica Ikić and Director of seed science Kristijan Puškarić, B.Sc.

In the photo gallery you can see the details of “BC Maize Field Day” in Ukraine.


Bc Institute in Iran!

From April 24 to April 27, we are presenting at this year’s agricultural fair Agrotech Agropars in Shiraz, Iran.

How is it in Asia? See it in gallery below.


Annual Presentation and Presentation of the Bc Institute in Brcko, BIH


Yesterday, 21.02.2018. in Brcko (Gastro center Bakery pot), An Annual gala presentation and presentation of the BC Institute, d.d. from Zagreb was held. Approximately 140 guests, predominantly agricultural producers from the East Sector, met in a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere with the introduction of the offer and the new BC hybrid series in 2018.

With the Bc Institute, you have the advantage!

Bc Institute in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

From February 22 to 26, in Plovdiv, the AGRA International Agricultural Fair is held. AGRA is one of the largest trade shows in Eastern Europe, featuring the latest products from the agricultural industry. AGRA combines science with production, manufacturers with customers so that this opportunity could not pass without the Bc Institute. A series of meetings, seminars, conferences and presentations will be held at the fair, and visitors will be able to see agricultural machinery, irrigation systems, new seed varieties, etc. At the same time, BioAgra, an exhibition of organic agriculture will be held.

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