(1) Includes scientists and experts working in the field of plant protection and laboratories "Phytopathology-Mycology", "Virology", "Bacteriology", "Entomology" and "Nematology".
(2) Works in the field of:

- identification, diagnosis, epidemiology and ecology of harmful and beneficial organisms in agricultural coenoses;
- development of biologically based and integrated pest control systems; optimizing the use of plant protection products;
- analysis of the risk of pests on agricultural crops;
- study on the change of the species composition of harmful and beneficial organisms (phytopathogens and beneficial microorganisms, entomopathogens, harmful and beneficial insects, mites and nematodes, rodents, weeds and invasive species) in agricultural ecosystems.