Training and experimental fields

The research activities are realized on the trainingand-experimental fields, spreading on 185 ha round the city of Plovdiv and the village of Brestnik. It maintains on a high agrotechnical level more than 1500 biological units, including 40 apple, 10 peach, 25 sweet cherry, 20 pear, 20 plum and prunes, 9 quince cultivars, lavender, peppermint, maize, barley, sunflower, etc. with possibilities of producing seed and planting material. A big range of subtropical and tropical bushes and tree species are grown, including lemons, oranges, kiwi, etc., offering for sale planting material with the appropriate technology for their adaptation under the conditions of Bulgarian agriculture. 

A collection vineyard has been established with over 600 cultivars of table and wine grape cultivars. 

The modern experimental and research wine cellar is located on the experimental site in the village of Brestnik. It is the only winery in Bulgaria, designed and constructed for small-scale wine production for scientific and experimental purposes. The winery meets all the modern requirements for grape processing and wine production. 

For the development of animal breeding, different animal races are bred for the needs of student training and for reproduction. The good animal welfare of the local sheep and cattle races is quite valuable for practice.