Assoc. Prof. Božidar Benko, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Božidar Benko, PhD

Associate Professor
Division for Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Department of Vegetable Crops
Office location: 4th Pavilion, ground floor, room number 052
Phone: +385 1 239 4058
Email: 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

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

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Nutritivna i funkcionalna vrijednost koprive (Urtica dioica L.) primjenom suvremenih hidroponskih tehnika uzgoja Croatian science foundation 2020/01/15 - 2024/01/14 coordinator
3D mreže kompleksnih Ge-baziranih nanostruktura u staklima: svojstva i primjene Croatian science foundation 2018/09/01 - 2022/08/31 partner
Reakcija kultivara plodovitog povrća na sastav hranjive otopine MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Modernizacija kurikuluma za suvremen i održiv poljoprivredni sektor Other 2015/09/03 - 2016/04/30 coordinator
Uzgoj lisnatog povrća sustavom plutajućih kontejnera Suradnja s tijelima uprave 2006/12/15 - 2008/11/30 coordinator

development

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Uspostava regionalnog centra kompetentnosti u poljoprivredi "Arboretum Opeka" EU programi 2020/06/29 - 2023/12/29 partner

teaching

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Unapređenje stručne prakse na preddiplomskim i diplomskim studijima Agronomskog fakulteta Europski socijalni fond 2020/03/09 - 2023/03/09 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Nutritivna vrijednost i prinos microgreensa Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2018/01/01 - 2018/12/31 coordinator
Utjecaj biostimulatora na prinos i kvalitetu hidroponski uzgojene rajčice Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Učinak dehidriranih organskih gnojiva i biostimulatora na nutritivnu vrijednost muškatne tikve Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Proizvodnja muškatne tikve veće nutritivne vrijednosti Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator
Nutritivna i zdravstvena vrijednost kultivirane vrste Urtica dioica L. Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2014/01/01 - 2014/12/31 coordinator

Publications

  • Jungić, D., Turk, P., Benko, B. (2020) Režim vlažnosti hortisola i prinos salate u uvjetima primjene različitih malčeva. Journal of Central European agriculture, 21, 2, 354-365. doi:/10.5513/JCEA01/21.2.2631
  • 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
  • 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

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