Investigation Units

Agri-Food Sciences

Research Center in Crops Protection (CIPROC, for its acronym in Spanish)

It carries out basic and applied research on aspects related to crop protection and develops programs to transfer results. It offers repetitive technical services and training. It promotes the rationalization of the use of agrochemicals and the search for alternatives with less environmental impact.

Centro de Investigación en Protección de Cultivos (CIPROC)


  • To develop research and meet the needs of agricultural producers and companies regarding plant protection problems (plagues, diseases, and weeds).

Main functions

  • To develop research related to plant protection.
  • To attend diagnostic inquiries of pests and crop diseases.
  • To train technicians, professionals, and producers in solving problems of plagues and crops diseases.
  • To participate in training professionals in agriculture, particularly in aspects of crop protection.



  • Diagnosis of plagues and diseases.
  • On-farm counseling and through training courses and workshops on issues related to plant protection.
  • Development of contracted researches.

Non Remunerated

  • Development of academic staff research initiatives.
  • Collaboration to producers with economic limitations regarding the diagnosis of plagues and diseases.
  • Collaboration with short trainings to groups organized or summoned by public institutions such as the Ministry of Agriculture (MAG for its acronym in Spanish).