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.