About the research unit
at Bonin

A scientific institution with many years of tradition and scientific

The unit in Bonin was established in 1966 to research exclusively devoted to potato and is still the only agricultural research institute in the north of the country. We have the only in vitro Potato Gene Bank in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. The bank maintains about 1,600 healthy potato genotypes from around the world, which are a varietal basis for breeders and other Scientific Institutes and Universities.

Since 2005, the plant has been authorized by the Chief Inspector of Plant Protection and Seed Production to test plant protection products for their registration in Poland. Since 2007, IHiAR in Bonin, as the only institution in Poland, has been authorized to conduct training for employees of the State Plant Health and Seed Inspection Service in the field of official control of seed material. The plant also has a permit to conduct tests with quarantine organisms.

Our lab

Diagnostics Laboratory
Molecular and Biochemistry

Seed Laboratory

Resource Laboratory
Genes and Cultures in Vitro

Potato protection

Quarterly – Polish Potato

Our quarterly is:

a specialist nationwide quarterly for the potato industry,

is a scientific and technical journal of the nature …




Seed potatoes for sale

National Potato Days