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.