AGROBIOLOGY AND PEDOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE
According to the legislative Decree n. 454/99 this is a scientific structure of the Agricultural Research Council
It carries out research on soil improvement and its conservation in the production chains through the study of physical, chemical, biological and mineralogical processes of soil, on classification, genesis, erosion and mapping of soil aimed at a better understanding of the soil resource, on the quality of agricultural production and environmental protection.
Studies are focused on management of degraded soils, protection of agro and forest-ecosystems from damage caused by nematodes, mites, insects and more developed animals, with particular attention to methods of integrated and biological control, environmental impact reduction, use and preservation of species useful for food production.
Use of arthropods as bioindicators of environmental quality is also studied.