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The company's shareholders are the owners of six nursery farms of the national and international  range. They are with years of rich experience in the reproduction and breeding varieties of berry plants.

The researchers employed by the company Niwa has extensive experience in the breeding and evaluation varieties of berry plants. With many years of professional practice, they mastered the subject matter of culture and berry crops. They took part in national and international research projects. They collaborated with research organizations in the country and abroad in the study (including the Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Wroclaw University of Environmental, Agrarian Institute of San Michele (IASMA) in Italy, Fruit Research Institute Pitesti-Maracineni in Romania) carried out in earlier work (Fruit Experiment Station of  Institute of Horticulture  Brzezna Ltd.). The collaboration included the dissemination of species, varieties and production technology berry plants through relevant articles, training of domestic and  foreign manufacturers as well.

 

Dr Jan Danek  (jan.danek@niwabrzezna.pl)  has many years of experience in breeding. He is widely known and respected raspberry breeder (14 varieties of his authorship, breeding programme of the Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice) blackberries (8 varieties, breeding programme of the Fruit Experiment Station of  Institute of Horticulture  Brzezna Ltd.), strawberries (3 varieties from the breeding programme of “Jagodnik” group). Raspberry varieties of his authorship are about 70% of Polish production. Especially raspberry cultivar 'Polka' has become a production in Poland and  in many other countries, the standard primocane fruiting variety.  Blackberry cultivars (3 thornless, with large fruit, frost resistant) prognosticate the chances on the development of production of this species in Poland. Three varieties of strawberries are entering the market now. Dr  Danek was the head of the Research and Development Project NCBiR completed in 2010.

Dr Agnieszka Orzel  (agnieszka.orzel@niwabrzezna.pl) employed by the Niwa berry breeding Ltd ., is co-author of five raspberry cultivars (‘Litacz’, ‘Radziejowa’, ‘Sokolica’,’ Polonez’, ‘Poemat’) and 6 blackberries (‘Gaj’, ‘Polar’, ‘Ruczaj’,’ Brzezina’,’ Gracja’, ‘Zagajnik’). She has many years of experience in raspberry and blackberry breeding, gained in The Fruit Experimental Station, Institute of Horticulture, Brzezna Ltd.

Dr Katarzyna Król-Dyrek, (katarzyna.krol@niwabrzezna.pl) an employee of the Niwa berry breeding Ltd ., has many years of experience in the evaluation of species, varieties and production technology. She worked with a team of berry growers in the Fruit Experiment Station of  Institute of Horticulture  Brzezna Ltd. Dr Król-Dyrek  was involved in the work of the national and international projects such as the Italian-Romanian-Polish Interdisciplinary Project Quality Assessment berries "Interberry", Project Research and Development NCBiR.

Mgr Joanna Jagła, (joanna.jagla@niwabrzezna.pl) an employee of the Niwa berry breeding Ltd., has many years of experience in running in-vitro laboratory and in planting tissue culture propagation. She worked with a team of berry breeders, especially in the Fruit Experiment Station of  Institute of Horticulture  Brzezna Ltd.