University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Assoc. Prof. Božidar Benko, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Božidar Benko, PhD

Department of Vegetable Crops
Office location: 4th Pavilion, ground floor, room number 052
phone: +385 1 239 4058
e-mail: bbenko ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: tuesday from 12 to 1 pm

Academic qualifications

  • 2005 - 2009: Ph.D.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Agronomic traits of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) cultivars as affected by different calcium nitrate concentrations in nutrient solution
  • 2001 - 2005: M.Sc.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Growth and fructification dynamics of tomato cultivars grown on rockwool
  • 1995 - 2001: B.Sc.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Choice of pickling cucumber cultivars at the agroecological conditions of Koprivnica

Employment and work experience

  • 2001 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    2018-now Senior associate researcher-associate professor
    2013-2018 Senior associate researcher-assistant professor
    2012-2013 Associate researcher-assistant professor
    2011-2012 Associate researcher-higher assistant
    2009-2011 Young researcher-higher assistant
    2003-2009 Young researcher-assistant
    2001-2003 Young researcher

Teaching

Research interests

  • Soilless and integrated vegetable growing in greenhouses
  • Greenhouses and greenhouse conditions management
  • Introduction of less known and egzotic vegetales
  • Introduction of new cultivars

Training and research experience

  • 08. 05. 2012. - 21. 05. 2012.: CINADCO-Centre for International Agricultural Development Cooperation, Israel (expert)
    Plastics in agriculture - innovations and applications
  • 31. 05. 2004. - 19. 06. 2004.: CIHEAM Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, Italy (scientific)
    Integrated/organic production of vegetables in greenhouses

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Utjecaj biostimulatora na prinos i kvalitetu hidroponski uzgojene rajčice Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
Nutritivna i zdravstvena vrijednost kultivirane vrste Urtica dioica L. Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Proizvodnja muškatne tikve veće nutritivne vrijednosti Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Učinak dehidriranih organskih gnojiva i biostimulatora na nutritivnu vrijednost muškatne tikve Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Reakcija kultivara plodovitog povrća na sastav hranjive otopine MZOS finished

expert

Title Funding Status
Modernizacija kurikuluma za suvremen i održiv poljoprivredni sektor Other finished
Uzgoj lisnatog povrća sustavom plutajućih kontejnera Suradnja s tijelima uprave finished

Publications

  • Benko B., Toth, N., Fabek, S., Čoga, L., Radman, S., Žutić, I. (2016) Morphology and yield of watercress grown in floating system. Acta Horticulturae, 1142, 111-118. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1142.18
  • Radman, S., Žutić, I., Fabek, S., Šic Žlabur, J., Benko, B., Toth, N., Čoga, L. (2015)
    Influence of nitrogen fertilization on chemical composition of cultivated nettle. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, 27, 889-896. doi:10.9755/ejfa.2015-04-089
  • Fabek, S., Toth, N., Radojčić Redovniković, I., Herak Ćustić, M., Benko, B., Žutić, I. (2012) The effect of nitrogen fertilization on nitrate accumulation, and the content of minerals and glucosinolates in broccoli cultivars. Food technology and biotechnology, 50, 183-191.
  • Benko, B., Borošić, J., Poljak, M., Voća, S., Fabek, S., Toth, N. (2012) Tomato quality and mineral content dependent on cultivar and nutrient solution composition. Acta Horticulturae, 960, 269-276 . doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.960.38
  • Benko, B., Borošić, J., Poljak, M., Osvald, J. (2012) Incidence of tomato blossom-end rot at different calcium levels. Acta Horticulturae, 927, 385-392. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.927.47
  • Voća, S., Dobričević, N., Šindrak, Z., Borošić, J., Benko, B. (2007) Quality of tomatoes grown on different substrates and harvested in three harvest periods. Deutsche Lebensmittel-Rundschau, 103, 431-437.

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/270476

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=h76bFoIAAAAJ&hl=hr&authuser=1

Other professional activities

  • 2005: ISHS – International Society for Horticultural Science / member