The research activity is concentrated in four departments:
  • Breeding, Genetic Resources and Biotechnology
  • Propagation, Orchard Management and Biotechnology
  • Water Regime and Mineral Nutrition
  • Plant Protection

The total number of the scientists is 21. They have scientific degrees and titles in five scientific areas: Fruit Growing, Breeding and Seed Production of the Cultivated Plants, Plant Protection, Land Reclamation (Irrigation and Drainage), Agrochemistry.

The Institute maintains a germ-plasma collection of 1741 local and introduced accessions of the main fruit species.