Prof. Željko Jukić, PhD

Prof. Željko Jukić, PhD

Division for Plant Sciences
Department of Field Crops, Forage and Grassland
Office location: 6th pavilion, 3rd floor, room number 337
Phone: +385 1 239 3781
Email: zjukic ( at )
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: monday from 10 to 12

Academic qualifications

  • 2000 - 2004: Ph.D.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Title: Water relase from corn kernel in the field and drier during convencion drying
  • 1996 - 2000: M.Sc.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Title: Deterioration of soybean seed [Glycine max. (L. Merrill] while being processed and stored
  • 1989 - 1996: B.Sc.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Title: Intensive production of forage

Employment and work experience

  • 1996 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Professor (2020 - )
    Associate professor (2011-2020)
    Assistant professor (2006-2011)
    Senior teaching assistant (2005-2006)
    Teaching assistant (2001-2005)
    Junior teaching assistant (1996-2001)


Teaching outside the AGR

  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

Research interests

  • Postharvest technology
  • Milling
  • Use of biomass of agricultural crops
  • Quality of agricultural products for the processing industry

Training and research experience

  • 2008/03/02 - 2008/03/20: Slovak University of Agricultural in Nitra SAU, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Nitra, Slovakia (mixed)
  • 2006/09/10 - 2006/09/23: National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, SAD (expert)



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Održivi sustavi proizvodnje ratarskih kultura MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator
Saniranje tehnoloških nusproizvoda iz proizvodnje biodizela do energije MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator


Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Savjetodavne usluge i usluge uzgoja bilja za unapređenje poljodjelske proizvodnje Suradnja s gospodarstvom 2014/05/01 - 2014/10/01 coordinator
Savjetodavne usluge s ciljem edukacije poljoprivrednika i vlasnika OPG-a te predstavnika poduzetnika čija je osnovna djelatnost poljoprivreda Suradnja s gospodarstvom 2011/11/29 - 2012/04/30 coordinator


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
Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Agriculture in Alps-Adriatic Region EU programi 2013/12/01 - 2016/11/30 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Održiva proizvodnja i evaluacija biomase travnjaka i energetskih kultura u marginalnim ekološkim područjima Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Održiva proizvodnja biomase travnjaka i energetskih kultura u marginalnim ekološkim područjima Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Održivi sustavi proizvodnje i korištenja ratarskih kultura Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator
Održivi sustavi proizvodnje žitarica Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2014/01/01 - 2014/12/31 coordinator


  • Lemić, Darija; Mikac, Katarina M.; Genda, Matej; Jukić, Željko; Pajač Živković, Ivana. Durum Wheat Cultivars Express Different Level of Resistance to Granary Weevil, Sitophilus granarius (Coleoptera; Curculionidae) Infestation // Insects, 11 (2020), 343; 11060343, 11 doi:10.3390/insects11060343

    Mason, Steve; Kmail, Zaher; Galusha, Tomie; Jukić, Željko. Path analysis of drought tolerant maize hybrid yield and yield components across planting dates // Journal of Central European Agriculture, 20 (2019), 1; 194-207 doi:/10.5513/JCEA01/20.1.2106

    Milander, Jeremy; Jukić, Željko; Mason, Stephen, Galusha; Tomie; Kmail Zaher. Hybrid Maturity Influence on Maize Yield and Yield Component Response to Plant Population in Croatia and Nebraska. // Cereal research communications. 45 (2017) , 2; 326-335.

    Milander, Jeremy J.; Jukić, Željko; Mason, Stephen C.; Glausha, TTomie; Kmail, Zaher. Plant Population Influence on Maize Yield Components in Croatia and Nebraska. // Crop science. 56 (2016) , 5; 2742-2750.

    Jukić, Željko; Janušić, Vanja; Matin, Ana; Tomić, Franjo.
    Water release rate from corn kernel affected by cropping intensity. // Cereal Research Communications. 35(2007) , 2 Part 1; 569-572.

    Varga, Boris; Svečnjak, Zlatko; Jurković, Zorica; Kovačević, Josip; Jukić, Željko. Wheat grain and flour quality as affected by cropping intensity. // Food technology and biotechnology. 41 (2003) , 4; 321-329.

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Other professional activities

  • 2016 - : Croatian Biogas Association
    Member of Association
  • 2010 - : Žitozajednica, unapređenje proizvodnje i prerade žitarica i brašna d.o.o.
    Member of the Professional Committee for milling
  • 2008 - : Balkan Environmental Association (B.EN.A.)
    Vice president of B.EN.A. office in Croatia
  • 2005 - 2007: Ministry of Agrculture and Forestry and Water Management RH
    Member of Croatian team for negotiations with European Union
  • 2004 - 2008: Croatian and International Congress of Technologists for Postharvest Technology
    Member of organising committee

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