The Program focus on soils and related environmental issues, with the following lines of research:

1. Soil fertility and plant nutrition;

2. Heavy metals and organic pollutants in the soil-plant system;

3. Soil microbiology: biotechnological processes and plant-micro-organism interactions;

4. Pedogenesis and soil mineralogy;

5. Salt-affected soils and their management;

6. Soil physics in both agricultural and natural systems;

7. Conservation of soil and water.