Infrastructure

The three concentration areas have laboratories equipped to supply the research demand of each area. These labs are shared with other areas.

Experimental Area

UFPel has about 600 ha located in the Agricultural Center of Palma, distributed in experimental areas of fruit growing, pasture, weed control, irrigated rice, corn, soybean, sorghum, native fields and forests, forestry, dairy cattle, swine and beekeeping. The DFs have two experimental areas, one for 4.5 ha rainfed crops and the other with 9.4 ha irrigated rice, with the complete machine park for the installation of field experiments and practical classes.

Greenhouses

The Program’s research groups have four 80-square-meter plastic-roofed greenhouses, all with benches and two irrigation systems. It also has the structure of greenhouse houses of Embrapa Cilma Temperado.

Classrooms

1) Classrooms complete with projectors and accommodations.

2) Practical classrooms of phytopathology and entomology with magnifying glasses and microscopes.

Museums

1) Museum of Entomology – has an area of 30 square meters, with air conditioning and dehumidification system, curation rooms, collection preparation and handling, 1 microcomputer, 1 printer, 2 stereoscopic microscopes and 1 optical microscope. It has more than 30 thousand copies, standing out as the largest collection in southern Brazil in Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Hemiptera and Orthoptera. In 2017 the entire didactic entomological collection used in practical undergraduate and postgraduate classes was renewed.

2) Phytopathology Museum – has an area of 30 square meters, has about 1,500 specimens (excicats and specimens conserved in liquid), representing 811 diseases in 263 plant species of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil, especially the crops of economic interest. . The updated Catalog was recently published by the UFPel Publisher.

Agricultural aircraft

Agricultural Airplane, Ipanema Model 200-A – equipped with spray bar and diffuser for solids, featuring airfield at Palma Agricultural Center, intended for practical classes on pesticide application technology, training of Agricultural Pilots, Agronomists, Coordinators Agricultural Aviation and Agricultural Technicians Performers of agricultural aviation, in addition to experiments in the line of research on pesticide application technology.