University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Assist. Prof. Marko Petek, PhD

Assist. Prof. Marko Petek, PhD

Department of Plant Nutrtion
Office location: 6th Pavilion, 1st floor, room number 111
phone: +385 1 239 4085
e-mail: mpetek ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: Croatian, English
Consultations: Wednesday 10 am-12 pm

Academic qualifications

  • 2003 - 2009: PhD
    Title: Red beet (Beta vulgaris var. conditiva Alef.) mineral composition according to organic and mineral fertilization
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
  • 1996 - 2003: MSc
    Title: Content of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in chicory (Cichorium intybus L. var. foliosum) according to different fertilizations
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Employment and work experience

  • 2015 - 2015: Ministry of Agriculture
    Senior Advisor for food labeling
  • 2015 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant Professor
  • 2014 - 2015: Ministry of Agriculture
    Senior Advisor for governing the market in fruit and vegetables
  • 2009 - 2013: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Senior Assistant
  • 2003 - 2009: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant

Teaching

Research interests

  • Plant nutrition in horticulture
  • Mineral composition of fruits and vegetables
  • Organic, mineral and foliar fertilization
  • Macro and microelements

Training and research experience

  • 01. 09. 2013. - 08. 09. 2013.: Technological Educational Institute of Crete (Heraklion, Greece) (scientific)
    ERASMUS scholarship
  • 24. 06. 2013. - 05. 07. 2013.: International Agricultural Research and Training Centre (IARTC); 4th International Course on Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources (Izmir, Turkey) (scientific)
  • 01. 10. 2012. - 31. 03. 2013.: University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia) (scientific)
    Croatian Science Foundation scholarship
  • 26. 08. 2012. - 01. 09. 2012.: Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science (Alnarp, Sweden) (scientific)
    ERASMUS scholarship
  • 12. 09. 2011. - 16. 09. 2011.: Aleksandras Stuglinskis University (Kaunas, Lithuania) (scientific)
    ERASMUS scholarship
  • 01. 03. 2010. - 31. 03. 2010.: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food Skopje (Skopje, Macedonia) (scientific)
    CEEPUS scholarship
  • 06. 11. 2006. - 06. 12. 2006.: Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Department of Horticulture (Wroclaw, Polland) (scientific)
    CEEPUS scholarship

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Genetska osnova količne bioaktivnih hranivih tvari hrvatskih populacija graha Croatian science foundation in progress
Inovativne tehnologije povećanja iskorištenja dušika u proizvodnji ječma Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
Inovativne tehnologije povećanja iskorištenja dušika u proizvodnji ječma Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Smjernice za kontroliranu ishranu vinove loze i proizvodnju vina MZOS finished

Publications

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=270645

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=wuQEL1YAAAAJ&hl=hr

Other professional activities

  • 2017 - 2021: Academic Editor in the International Journal of Plant & Soil Science
  • 2016 - 2017: Project: Strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Environ. Protect. and Nature for adapt.to climate change and preparation of the Draft Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
    Specialist for Agriculture
  • 2015 - 2015: EU funded project: Support to Maximise the Socio-economic Development Effects of Sveto Brdo Mountain Tourism Resort for Lika - Senj County
    Short Term Expert in Horticulture
  • 2015 - 2015: Committee for Complaints in the Paying Agency for Agriculture regarding the implementation of temporary extraordinary measures for aid to fruit and vegetable producers
    Deputy member
  • 2015 - 2015: Committee for Development of National Strategy for Sustainable Operational Programs in the Fruit and Vegetable Sector for the period 2015-2020 (at the Ministry of Agriculture)
    Member
  • 2015 - 2015: Committee for Development of the National Strategy for the Implementation of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme for the period from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016 (at the Ministry of Agriculture)
    Member