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Dr. Darius Kviklys

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-6112-9663
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E-mail: darius.kviklys@lammc.lt 
Kauno St. 30, Babtai, LT-54333 Kaunas dist., Lithuania



1993 PhD studies, Lithuanian Institute of Horticulture.

1990 Research Agronomist, Faculty of Horticulture, Moscow Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Russia.


Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

1998 Doctor of Biomedical Sciences, Agronomy, dissertation “Investigation of quantative characters and their inheritance within dwarf quince”

Research fields

  • Fruit tree rootstocks
  • Propagation of orchard plants
  • Planting systems
  • Apple tree morphogenesis
  • Fruit quality
  • Crop load
  • Development of horticultural business


Since 2017 Chief Researcher, Department of Horticulture Technologies, Institute of Horticulture, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organizations

  • EUFRIN (European Fruit Research Institute network) Board member.
  • ISHS (International society of horticultural sciences) Country Representative.
  • Lithuanian Agricultural Chamber, Board member.
  • Lithuanian association of commercial orchards, Director.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2017–2020 Lithuanian Council of Science. Project “Improvement of apple fruit quality by application of innovative horticultural technologies”.
  • 2016–2019 INTERREG project “Advancement of non-technological innovation performance and innovation capacity in fruit growing and processing sector in selected Baltic Sea Region countries”.
  • 2017–2019 INTERREG project “Revival of old traditional fruit, vegetable and ornamental plants and their products: Heritage Gardens Tour (Heritage Gardens)”.
  • 2014–2016 Lithuanian Council of Science. Project “Physiological background of the crop load and rootstock effect on alternate bearing of apple tree”.
  • 2014–2015 Ministry of Agriculture. Project “Innovation of iMETOS®sm prognoses system for sustainable horticulture”.
  • 2011–2014 National Science Programme “Healthy and Safe Food”, project “Influence of growing and storage techniques and technologies on quality of horticultural products”.
  • 2011–2013 Ministry of Agriculture. Project “Exceptional quality dessert apple production and processing“.
  • 2010–2012 INTERREG project “Development of a technology transfer centre for fruit production”.
  • 2005–2010 COST action 863 “EUROBERRY”.
  • 2007 Lithuanian Council of Science, project “Impact of replant diseases to apple biometric characters and physiological processes”.
  • 2006–2007 Netherland-Latvia-Lithuania project: Fruit and vegetable market organization.
  • 2006 Lithuanian Council of Science, project “Control of apple morphogenesis by rootstock cultivar combinations”.
  • 2005–2006 INTERREG project “Durable cooperation between Latvian and Lithuanian fruit growers for sustainable development of horticulture”.
  • 2002–2004 Netherland-Lithuania project “Propagation system for fruit crops”.
  • 2000–2003 Framework 4. FAIR CT97-3894 “Japanese Quince – a new European fruit crop for production of juice, flavour and fibre”.
  • 2003 France-Lithuania project “Fruit and vegetable market organization”.
  • 2002 Netherland-Lithuania project “Quality standards for fruit and vegetables”.

Supervision and co-supervision of PhD projects

  • Since 2018 Supervisor of Vytautas Abukauskas, “Complex evaluation of new generation of apple rootstocks”.

  • Since 2014 Supervisor of Jonas Viškelis, “Impact of technological and biological treatments on apple fruit quality in intensive orchards”.
  • Since 2015 Co-supervisor of Ieva Urbanavičiūtė “Investigations of biological active substances in Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica)”.
  • 2006–2009 Co-supervisor of Gintarė Šabajevienė “Regulation of aple fruit photosynthetic parameters and morphological processes in intensive orchards”.

Plant varieties developed

  • Pear rootstocks (Cydonia oblonga): K11, K16, K19 (2001), Dwarf Japanese Quince (Chaenomeles japonica): ‘Rondo’, ‘Darius’ (2011)

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (click the link here)