Head of Laboratory - Maxim Solokha, PhD (Geogr. Sciences)








Leading researcher
Yaroslava Borodina,PhD (Agricultural Sciences), Senior Researcher
Basic directions of research activities
  • Development and improvement of meth-ods for developing reference materials for soil composition (agrochemical indices) of soils; making individual parties of the standard samples (agrochemical indices) of soil (consisting of 
  • Centre for Public Soil Reference Materials Service by NSC ISSAR.
  • Implementation of measurement of indicators of soil samples and plant samples and water standardized and effective temporarily admitted to using techniques laboratory and analytical studies of application of modern means of the measured technology.
  • Development of new and improvement of existing methods of measuring parameters of soil properties.
  • Aeromonitoring by using unmanned aircraft systems.
Main research results
  • Developed International Standard of sample composition (agrochemical indices) of Сhernozem typical heavy loam, for use in public metrological supervision and control for measuring systems, certification of measurement, control errors of measurement results.
  • Developed of Industry certified reference materials for soil composition (agrochemical indices) of Chernozem ordinary and sod podzolized soil.
  • DSTU 7861: 2015 Soil Quality. Definition of metabolic calcium, magnesium and potassium in the soil by Shollenberher in modification of NSC ISSAR.
  • DSTU 7948: 2015 Soil Quality. Carrying out analyses.General requirements.
  • DSTU 8347: 2015 Soil Quality. Determination of available sulfur in modification of NSC ISSAR (with cancellation in Ukraine GOST 26490-85).
  • Brochure “Precision Agriculture - the future of agriculture”, 2015
  • The methodical approach of conversion aerial photos and spectral analysis of orthophotos with georeference

Basic services provided by the laboratory

  • Highly qualified specialists perform chem-ical, physico-chemical analysis of soil, ground-water, plants for basic and targeted research (19 indicators), conducting by research subdivisions of the Institute.
  • The laboratory performs work to agribusinesses, consults on methods of analysis of soil, water and plants.
  • Analysis of soil samples on a unique laboratory equipment of SoilCares company (Netherlands), where rapid methods can determine the content in the soil of basic macro- and microelements, organic matter, pH and particle size distribution.
  • Aerial photography for the rapid assessment of the state of agricultural crops and making recommendations about nitrogen fertilizers.

The Institute provides paid services on a contractual basis

The cost of services is as of May 2019

Services for the analysis of soils, water and plants
Послуга Опис Індексована ціна грн
Determination of available compounds of phosphorus and potassium by the Chirikov method 129.30
Determination of available compounds of phosphorus and potassium by the Machigin method 241.45
Determination of organic matter 211.31
Determination of group composition of humus 1293.29
Determination of available (labile) organic matter of soil by the M.A. Egorov method 648.28
Determination of exchangeable calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium in the soil 234.61
Determination of the capacity of soil absorption 479.43
Determination of nitrates and exchange ammonium in soils 198.74
Determination of nitrate nitrogen in soils 103.77
Determination of hydrolytic acidity 70.01
Determination of particle size (granular) of the soil 683.55
Determination of micro aggregate composition of soil 576.52
Determination of pH of a water extract 52.40
Determination of common forms of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium in plants 620.14
Determination of the pH of the salt extract 66.66
Determination of phosphorus in water 99.77
Preparation of extractor to determine the content of available forms of heavy metals 109.23
Preparation of the extractor to determine the content of hard-fixed forms of heavy metals 108.88
Determination of the content of heavy metals on the Saturn-4 device 21.64
Determination of calcium and magnesium on the С-115М1 device 30.94
Determination of nitrate nitrogen on the СФ-46 device 38.73
Determination of sodium and potassium on a flame photometer 19.56
Determination of hygroscopic moisture 57.38
Preparation of soil for analysis (crushing to powder condition - 20 g) 152.25
Determination of the quality of plant products on the ІЧС-4250 device 39.32
Internship at the Instrumental Soil Research Methods Laboratory
Послуга Опис Фіксована ціна грн
Study of theoretical aspects PhD 109.12
Study of theoretical aspects Doctor of Sciences 136.48
Joint performance of works 42,45 (PhD), + cost of 1 sample 109.12
Survey and evaluation of soil quality
Послуга Опис Індексована ціна грн
Determination of cationic-anionic composition of water extraction 402.43