Bioforsk was established on January 2006. The Institute conducts applied and specifically targeted research linked to multifunctional agriculture and rural development, plant sciences, environmental protection and natural resource management. International collaboration is given high priority.
Bioforsk Plant Health and Plant Protection Division specialises in the fields of plant diseases, weeds, pests, climate effects, genetics and biotechnology.
Bioforsk Soil and Environment Division is specialised in the fields of soil science, soil pollution, ecotoxicology, waste management, wastewater and ecological engineering, hydrology, water quality, land use and terrestrial climate effects.
Bioforsk Arable Crops Division is in charge of R&D related to cereals, oilseed crops, peas, seed production, potatoes, vegetables and herbs.
Bioforsk Horticulture and Urban Greening Division is in charge of R&D related to fruit and berry crops, greenhouse production of vegetables and berries
Bioforsk Grassland and Landscape Division conducts research on cereals, berries, vegetables, potatoes, greenhouse crops and bioenergy.
Bioforsk Organic Food and Farming Division is in charge of R&D related to organic agriculture and organic food production.
Bioforsk Arctic Agriculture and Land Use Division has special expertise in the fields of wild berry production, utilisation of uncultivated land and freshwater fisheries.