Short biography of Dr Stan Pluta, P:
Stanislaw Pluta graduated at the Faculty of Horticulture at the Agricultural University of Lublin in 1983. He has then been working as a scientist at the Institute of Pomology and Floriculture (now the Research Institute of Horticulture) in Skierniewice, Poland, since 1985. Later, in 1994, he completed his PhD. He is now a renowned geneticist and breeder of new blackcurrant, gooseberry, blueberry and Saskatoon berry cultivars.
Stan is also a part time teacher at the local horticultural college. He is the author of over 90 original papers, monographs and implementation instructions, as well as 145 articles of popular science.
Until now, Dr Pluta has realized 10 new blackcurrant and 10 gooseberry cultivars.