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The winner of the Sixth Festival of the best Serbian plum brandy is the plum brandy of the distillery "Trivulesk" from Leskovac.

The second is Ilija Rodić from Borča (19.04 points), third place is divided by prof. Dr Milan Plazinic from Premeće and two other "Trivulesk" brandies with 19,02, the sixth is Dragi Ivanović from Blace (18,95), seventh Stanimir Minić from Donja Trepča (18,89), eighth and tenth Dušan Miletić from Godačica with brandies that scored 18.88 and 18.85 points, ninth Ilija Rudić (18.86), eleventh Dragomir Nedeljković from Jelovik near Arandjelovac (18.77) and twelfth Dejan Virijević from Rudar near Zvecan (18.73).

More details on the report from the 6th review can be found in the text „World class brendies from Serbian plum orchards" in the online edition of Politika.

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Komisija za prodaju dotrajale mehanizacije i putničkih vozila Instituta za voćarstvo, Čačak, na osnovu odluke direktora objavljuje OGLAS o raspisivanju javne licitacije za prodaju polovne mehanizacije i putničkih vozila. Polovna mehanizacija i putnička vozila koja se prodaju putem javne licitacije: 1. Traktor IMT 5106, neregistrovan, 1984. godište, početna cena 650.000 dinara 2. Kombi Citroen c25d, registrovan, 1991. godište, početna cena 130.000 dinara 3. Atomizer vučeni, početna cena 90.000 dinara 4. Motokultivator, početna cena 40.000 dinara Pravo učešća imaju sva zainteresovana pravna i fizička lica sa teritorije Republike Srbije koja, do 23. 03. 2017. godine, pošalju prijavu sa traženom dokumentacijom i uplate depozit u visini od 10% od utvrđene početne cene za odgovarajući predmet licitacije na račun Instituta za voćarstvo koji se vodi kod Poštanske štedionice broj 200-2425460101022-69, sa pozivom na broj 242. Sva vozila se mogu pogledati radnim danima u periodu 13−24. 03. 2017. godine, od 8−14 časova u poslovnom krugu Instituta za voćarstvo, u ulici Kralja Petra I br. 9, Čačak uz prethodni dogovor sa osobom za kontakt. Prijave za učešće u postupku javne licitacije dostavljaju se od 13–24. 03. 2017. godine. Prijava se podnosi u pisanoj formi neposredno Institutu radnim danima do 15:30 časova ili poštom na adresu: Institut za voćarstvo, Kralja Petra I 9, 32000 Čačak, sa naznakom „Komisija za prodaju vozila“. Prijava fizičkih lica treba da sadrži: ime i prezime, JMBG, broj lične karte, broj telefona, naznačeni redni broj predmeta licitacije i broj računa za povraćaj depozita. Prijava pravnih lica treba da sadrži: naziv i sedište pravnog lica, PIB, matični broj, potpis ovlašćenog lica overen pečatom, broj telefona, ime i prezime osobe za kontakt, naznačeni redni broj predmeta licitacije i broj računa za povraćaj depozita. Da bi lice učestvovalo u postupku nadmetanja, sa prijavom se obavezno podnosi i kopija uplatnice o uplati depozita. Prijave poslate posle ovog roka smatraće se neblagovremenim. Javna licitacija će se održati 27. 03. 2017. godine sa početkom u 12:00 časova, u sali za sastanke Instituta za voćarstvo, na adresi Kralja Petra I 9, 32000 Čačak. Registracija učesnika je 27. 03. 2017. godine od 11 do 12 časova na mestu gde se održava licitacija. Detaljnije informacije u vezi sa prodajom putem javne licitacije mogu se dobiti na mobilni telefon 065/444 11 88 (Momčilo Marković).

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Predsednik Srbije Tomislav Nikolić je povodom Dana državnosti, dodelio odlikovanja za 84 zaslužne ličnosti i institucije.

„Sve ove godine napadan da razbacujem odlikovanja, trudim se i ne postižem da zaspostavljenim zaslužnim ljudima i institucijama, u ime građana Srbije, ukažem zahvalnost za sve što čine za svoju zemlju. Da vam pokažem koliko vam se divimo zbog načina na koji pokazujete ljubav i poštovanje prema Srbije, što nas učite šta je istinska posvećnost, nesebičnost, uspeh, što se zbog vas u međunarodnoj akademskoj, naučnoj, umetničkoj, sportskoj zajednici, ime Srbije sve češće izgovara sa neskrivenim poštovanjem. Znam da danas niko od tzv. dušebrižnika, neće izgovoriti ni jednu jedinu reč protiv bilo koga od vas“ poručio je predsednik Nikolić na svečanom prijemu povodom Dana državnosti.

Orden Karađorđeve zvezde prvog stepena dobili su Olimpijski komitet Srbije, Paraolimpijski komitet Srbije i Galerija naivne umetnosti u Kovačici.

Dobitnik Ordena Karađorđeve zvezde drugog stepena je Nemanja Radulović, a Orden Karađorđeve zvezde trećeg stepena dobili su atleičarka Ivana Španović, teniserke Ana Ivanović i Jelena Janković, bivša selektorka ženske košarkaške reprezentacije Marina Maljković.

Sretenjski orden prvog stepena dobili su Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti, Matica srpska i Somborska preparandija (Pedagoški fakultet u Somboru).

Dobitnici Sretenjskog ordena drugog stepena su Crveni krst Srbije, grad Žozije u Francuskoj, Pedagoški muzej u Beogradu, Arhiv Vojvodine, Zadužbina Ilije Milosavljevića Kolarca i OŠ “Braća Aksić” iz Lipljana.

Sretenjski orden trećeg stepena dobili su Institut za voćarstvo iz Čačka, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu iz Beograda, Dečji kulturni centar Beograd, Institut za biološka istraživanja “Siniša Stanković”, Univerzitet u Beogradu, Atelje 212, BITEF (Beogradski internacionalni teatarski festival), Institut za patologiju Medicinskog fakulteta Univerziteta u Beogradu, akademik Nikola Koka Janković i Beogradsko dramsko pozorište.

Zlatnu medalju za hrabrost “Miloš Obilić” dobili su Renato Grbić, pukovnik Patrik – Stefan Bario, pukovnik Žak Ogar. Zlatnu medalju za hrabrost “Miloš Obilić” posthumno je dobio pripadnik Ministarstva unutrašnjih poslova Nenad Stojadinović.

Izvor: Tanjug.

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By signing the Accession Treaty, Fruit Research Institute has become a member of the BUSINESSMAN FORUM OF ČAČAK. On behalf of the Institute, the agreement was signed by Dr. Milan Lukić, who will be the representative of the Institute in the Association.

FORUM is an independent, non-governmental and non-partial organization founded by six business associations from the city of Čačak, to advocate for the creation of a better business environment for all economic subjects and the creation of feudal consciousness of themselves as the only social class who by their resources and at their own risk performs economic activity.

The key objectives of the Association are:

- Public advocating for the improvement of cooperation between the private, public and civil sector in the field of sustainable development and active participation in public life;
- Representing the interests of members and the improvement of economic conditions;
- Improving institutional environment in the area of sustainable development;
- Implementation of activities that will contribute to faster economic development, protecting the environment and creating conditions for increasing employment.

More about BUSINESSMAN FORUM OF ČAČAK you can read on the Web page of the Association

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The Assembly of the City of Čačak, at its eighth session held on 9th December, verify the decision to grant The December award of the city of Čačak to high school professor Dragiša Petković, the Fruit Research Institute and the writer Lune Levajac.

In early November, the Commission to mark holidays and awards of the City of Čačak announced a public invitation to companies, institutions and other organizations and agencies, citizen groups and individuals for proposals for the December award of the City of Čačak for 2016.

The award is given for particular emphasis in the economic, scientific, cultural, educational, health, sports and other forms of creativity. The award can get a natural or legal person residing or seat, in the city of Čačak.

The prize will be awarded at the ceremony on the occasion of City day of Čačak, on 18th December. The Day of Čačak is celebrated to commemorate the first written mention of Čačak under that name written in the Dubrovnik archives dated 18th December 1408.

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Paulownia planting material - new offer from the Institut.

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The solemn academy marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fruit Research Institute, Čačak was attended by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Dr. Srdjan Verbić, Slobodan Jolović the mayor of Morava district, the mayor of Čačak Milun Todorović, representatives and presidents of cities and municipalities, professors and researchers from universities and institutes, businessmen and distinguished current and former employees of the Institute. The Academy was held on June 23rd 2016 in the concert hall of the music school "Dr Vojislav Vučković" in Čačak.

Director of the Fruit Research Institute, Dr. Milan Lukić in his address pointed out that the Fruit Research Institute in many ways unique and recognizable institution in our country which built its reputation in the past in the science of fruit growing, not only in Serbia but also in Europe and the World. "The introduction of modern methods of scientific research in the field of horticulture, the creation of 41 varieties of continental fruit species, continuous training of personnel, the introduction of modern technologies of planting material production, intensification of cooperation with individuals and legal entities from the area of fruit growing, are just some of the great achievements of the Institute in the past seven decades" said Dr. Lukić. Director pointed out that science has no borders, and should not be closed, but without involvement in international currents become obsolete and disappear. Therefore, today the Institute pays special attention to the development of science through national and international projects, but also through all other forms of cooperation with institutions, individuals and legal entities in Serbia and abroad.

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić has awarded the Fruit Research Institute, Čačak with the Sretenje order of the third degree.

"License Protection of fruit varieties is extremely important segment for our country. Not only because our exchange on the international market doctrines, becoming more visible, but also the recognition of Serbian varieties become a major brand of our country in the world" said Nikolić.

The President added that the pride of all citizens of Serbia should be plum varieties 'Čačanska rodna', 'Čačanska lepotica', 'Valjevka' and 'Pozna plava'. "In Germany, which is famous for the best arranged, a leading member of the European Union, plums 'Čačanska rodna' and 'Čačanska lepotica' are represented as much as 60 percent in the overall offer of plum on the territory of that country, while the cultivar 'Čačanska najbolja' is used by German scientists as one of the parent to create new varieties" said Nikolić.

"We are proud that the Institute successfully developed the commercial part. The institute implemented the certification system in the production of planting material, creating nuclear, pre-basic and basic planting material according to the certification schemes, which is a commercial product of the Institute" concluded Nikolić.

At the ceremony, a number of institutions and individuals who contributed to the development of scientific research of the institute were awarded with plaques and certificates.

Solemn academy was complemented with the performance of the Teofilović twins, Cultural-artistic-society "Abrašević" and Stefan Filipović, a student of the music school "Dr. Vojislav Vučković".

For details visit b92, TV Galaksija 32 , TV Telemark, Čačanski glas, Glas Zapadne Srbije, Ozonpress and Morava info.

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In 2016, the French Embassy and the French Institute in Serbia make additional efforts to support the France-Serbian cooperation projects in the context of combating climate change and its consequences on the health and welfare of the population: an increase in temperature and atmospheric pollution, changes in biodiversity, vegetation and agricultural production, the emergence of new diseases ...
How to understand the impact of climate change on the health status of the population, taking into account the interaction between climate, energy, biodiversity and health? How to adapt to the future health policy?

Doctors, researchers and government institutions together are trying to find solutions and adopt a strategy for the future. In this context, the French Embassy and the French Institute decided to award several scholarships - short stay for Serbian researchers who want to stay in research laboratories in France during the period from 15 August 2016 to 31 December 2016.

The duration of stay in France is 2 to 4 weeks. Stay can not be transferred to 2017.

The scholarship covers the cost of living, housing and insurance.

For all the details visit the web site of the French Institute in Serbia.

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The winner of the fifth Festival of the best Serbian plum brandies which was held on 20 May 2016 at Fruit Research Institute in Cacak is the brandy of company "Primag" from Zemun.

Forty one plum brandies were competing for the title of the best Serbian plum brandy for 2015. Plum brandy (prepečenica) from "PRIMAG" scored 19.41 points, the highest of more than 200 samples that were evaluating during the past five years.
Second and third prize won plum brandies of Stanimir Minic from Donja Trepca near Cacak, that scored 19.35 and 19.23 points. The fourth was Jelena Vićentijević from Brđani with 19.09 points, fifth Milorad Sekulić from Gunjaci near Osečina with 18.96 points. Goran Mijailovic from Čumićevo near Topola won 18.88 points and the company 'Tok' from Goč with the same score, Dradi Ivanović from Blace won 18.71, Ljubisa Vidulović from Boljevac 18.65 and Jovan Pešović from Baljevac 18.59 points.

Find the details of the 5th Festival of the best Serbian plum brandies in the article "Kada će šljivovica biti kao konjak" in the on-line edition of the newspaper Politika.

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This year’s Museum Night will take place under the motto “Eyes Open to the Night” on Saturday, May 21st, from 5 pm till 1 am.

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Fifth Festival of the best Serbian plum brandy will be held on 20th May 2016. Forty-one plum brandies will be competing for the title of the best Serbian plum brandy for 2015.

This event is sponsored by the town of Čačak and held traditionally at Fruit Research Institute, Čačak since 2012. Best plum brandies from regional competitions held over the previous year in Serbia and Republika Srpska were evaluating at the Festival.

The evaluation will be performed by the expert commission composed of top experts of national alcoholic beverage. President of the commission is Prof. Dr. Ninoslav Nikićević. Members are prof. Dr. Vele Tešović, prof. Dr. Svetomir Milojević, Dr. Branko Popović, Mr. Miloljub Gojković, Mr. Veroljub Urošević, Mr. Velimir Mitrović, Mr. Miloš Petrić and Dr. Ivan Urošević. Secretary is Mr. Ljubiša Stanković, and the Technical Secretaries are Dr. Olga Mitrovic and Mrs. Mirjana Pajić.

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Deadline for submission of abstracts for 15th Serbian Congress of Fruit and Grapevine Producers with international participatio has been extended to 22th April 2016

Visit Web page of the Congress

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It is our great pleasure to invite you to take part in the training workshop Innovations in production and processing of plums, which will be organized by the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade and with the support of the Fruit Research Institute - Čačak, to be held on 26 February 2016, in the the Fruit Research Institute, Kralja Petra I street, number 9, starting at 8.30 am.
Topic of the TRAFOON project is networking in the field of traditional food production in order to improve knowledge transfer and to foster innovation.
The basic concept of the project and activities to implement it will be presented by colleagues from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, followed by a presentation of the experts in the field of production and processing of plums, food packaging, food safety, entrepreneurship, marketing and intellectual property protection.

Please confirm your participation and send the completed application no later than 20 February 2016, to the the e-mail address:   e-mail 1,   e-mail 2

Participation in the workshop is free.
The working language of the workshop is Serbian.

  invitation (PDF)
  agenda (PDF)
  application (DOCX)

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Fruit Research Institute, Čačak is introducing a new internet presentation.

Get familiarize in more detail with the history, activities, researchers, publications and fruit cultivars bred and released from the Institute.

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In 2016 Fruit Research Institute, Čačak is organizing the 15th Serbian Congress of Fruit and Grapevine Producers with international participation

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With her we laugh, cry, rejoice, grieve, eat and often begin the day. An indispensable guest on each Serbian celebration manufactured in cauldrons of old masters, šljivovica is a plum brandy with which Serbia toast. Strong alcoholic beverage of specific taste, served in special small glasses – “čokanjčići”. From the country that is known for producing the best plum brandy, you cannot leave without tasting at least one.“

Fourth Festival of the best Serbian plum brandy was held on 8 June 2015. Forty-eight plum brandies were competing for the title of the best Serbian plum brandy for 2014.


Plum brandy from the company „Tok d.o.o.“ from Belgrade won (score 19,23). Second place took plum brandy of producer Mr. Milan Plazinić from village Premeća (score 19,01) and the third was plum brandy produced by Mrs. Jelena Vićentijević from village Brđani (score 18,88).

This event was sponsored by the town of Čačak and held traditionally at Fruit Research Institute, Čačak since 2012.
Best plum brandies from regional competitions held over the previous year in Serbia and Republika Srpska were evaluating at the Festival.
The evaluation was performed by the expert commission composed of top experts of national alcoholic beverage. President of the commission was Prof. Dr. Ninoslav Nikićević. Members were prof. Dr. Vele Tešović, prof. Dr. Svetomir Milojević, Dr. Branko Popović, Mr. Miloljub Gojković, Mr. Veroljub Urošević, Mr. Velimir Mitrović, Mr. Miloš Petrić and Mr. Ivan Urošević. Secretary was Mr. Ljubiša Stanković, and the Technical Secretaries were Dr. Olga Mitrovic and Mrs. Mirjana Pajić.

The commission evaluated brandy samples per modified Buxbaum method, with points from 1 to 20: the color (from 0 to 1 point), clarity (0-1), typicality (0- 2), smell (0-6) and taste (0-10). All samples were coded and the winner is known only after the opening of the envelopes. Evaluation of one sample usually lasts 2 to 3 minutes, and the commission members have no right to deal.

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Commission for registration of cultivars and rootstock of stone fruits, at its meeting held on December 29, 2014, made a decision for releasing three new sour cherry cultivars bred at the Fruit Research Institute, Čačak.

Sour cherry hybrids  III/23, III/31 and XII/57 were recognized as new cultivars named  'Nevena', 'Iskra' and 'Sofija' (Decree of the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection no. 320-04-00567/2011-11, 320-04-00568/2011-11 and 320-04-00566/2011-11 of 19 January 2015).

For more details on the new cultivars, please read the section CULTIVARS.

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On the occasion of 20 years of work, Andrejevic Foundation granted a charter to the Fruit Research Institute, Čačak in gratitude for cooperation in the realization of its founding objectives and contribution to the development of scientific creativity. Researchers Dr. Rade Miletić and Dr. Sladjana Marić also received the charter from the foundation.

Fruit Research Institute is one of the founders of the Foundation Andrejević since its founding in 1994.

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Commission for registration of cultivars and rootstoks of pome fruits, at its meetings held in 2014, made a decision on releasing two new  pear cultivars bred at the Fruit Research Institute, Čačak.

Pear hybrids I/9 and VI/30 were recognized as new cultivars named 'Andjelija' and 'Juliana' (Decree of the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection no. 320-04-01834/2006-08 dated 14 April and 320-04-01835/2006-08 of 22 August 2014).

For more details of the new cultivars, please read the section CULTIVARS.

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Plum cultivars 'Boranka', 'Krina', 'Mildora', 'Nada', 'Pozna plava', 'Timočanka' and 'Zlatka' are protected and registered in the register of protected plant cultivars according to the Decision on allocation of rights of plant breeders from the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia.

Fruit Research Institute, Čačak is granted the breeder's rights of the plums 'Pozna plava' and 'Zlatka' to year 2042; plum 'Nada' to year 2043, and for plums 'Boranka', 'Krina', 'Mildora', 'Pozna plava' and 'Timočanka' to year 2044.

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