SOIL GEOECOPHYSICS LABORATORY

Head of Laboratory – PhD (Agricultural Sciences)

Iryna Plisko

E-mail: irinachujan@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Leading researchers
Prof. Vitaliy MedvedevDoctor of Biological Sciences Member of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine; Honoured personality of science and engineering of Ukraine
Tetyana LaktionovaPhD (Agricultural Sciences) Senior Researcher
Oksana BigunPhD (Agricultural Sciences) Senior Researcheк

Basic directions of research activities

  • Geographic information technologies as means to identify patterns of change in the soil properties of Ukraine in time and space; soil monitoring.
  • Spatial evaluation of physical parameters of the soil as a criterion of the ecosystem state in natural and anthropogenically transformed conditions.
  • The relationship between technological measures and tools for soil tillage in agriculture and physical properties of soil and conditions of plant development.
  • Methodology of agrophysical survey of lands to justify precision farming.
  • Appraisal and monetary evaluation of soil with using the parameters of soil, climate and technological characteristics of the land.
  • Definition of investment attractiveness of arable land of Ukraine.
  • Harmonization of database “Soil Properties of Ukraine” with the construct specifics of the global soil-information systems.
  • Improving the criteria and parameters of physical degradation of arable soils.
  • Methodological and practical approaches to the spatially differentiated system of soil quality management
The most important research results
  • The improved methodic of appraisal and monetary evaluation of arable soils of Ukraine.
  • Database “Soil Properties of Ukraine”.
  • The concept of organization and functioning of soil monitoring in Ukraine with European experience.
  • Agronomically oriented land zoning by soil properties.
  • Soil - technological zoning of agricultural lands.
  • Method of complex evaluation of physical soil quality.
  • Register of reference physical parameters for arable soils of Ukraine and recommendations for evaluation of soil physical quality.
  • Method of determining the heterogeneity of soil properties on the land unit to justify the precise soil tillage.
  • Agroecological valuation of land of Ukraine with the purpose of rational location of crops.
Publications
  • Medvedev V.V., Laktionova T.N., Dontsova L.V. Soil water properties of Ukraine and agricultural crops water supply. Kharkiv: Apostrof, 2011.
  • Medvedev V.V., Laktionova T.N. Texture of Ukrainian Soils (genetic, environmental and agronomical aspects). Kharkiv: Apostrof, 2011.
  • Medvedev V.V. Soil monitoring in Ukraine. The Concept. Results. Tasks. (2ndedition). Kharkiv: City printing house, 2012.
  • Medvedev V.V. Physical degradation of chernozems. Diagnostics. Reasons. Consequences. Prevention. Kharkiv: City printing house, 2013. 
  • Medvedev V.V. Soil physical properties and tillage in Ukraine. Kharkiv: City printing house, 2013.
  • Medvedev V.V., Plysko I.V., Bihun O.M. Invested attraction of arable lands for Ukraine (the method of determination and mappinganalytical estimation). Kharkiv: Smuhasta typohrafiya, 2014. 
  • Medvedev V.V., Plysko I.V. Valuable, degraded and unproductive soils of Ukraine: actions on protection and increase of fertility. Kharkiv: Smuhasta typohrafiya, 2015. 
  • Medvedev V.V. To Farmer about soil and resource saving innovations on tillage. –Kharkiv: Smuhasta typohrafiya, 2015. 
  • Medvedev V.V. Soil agronomic and environmental physics. Kharkiv: Smuhasta typohrafi-ya, 2015. 
  • Medvedev V.V., Plysko I.V., Bihun O.M.,Sheiko S.M., Nakisko S.G., Krylach S.I., Borodin A.L. Optimum physical properties of a sowing soil layer as agridemands to preseeding tillage (scientific edition). – Kharkiv: Smuhasta typohrafiya, 2016.
The main services provided by the laboratory
  • Determination of basic soil physical properties:

    - structure composition;

    - penetration resistance; 

    - soil particle density (density of solid phase of soil);

    - soil bulk density;

    - soil moisture content;

    - water permeability of soil.
  • Making a typical project of implementation of precise tillage and accurate applying fertilizers.
  • Conducting scientific examination of soil (definition of agrogroup, ball bonitet and the category of especially valuable lands) on the basis of archival cartographic materials.
  • Soil survey for making recommendations on the implementation of minimum and zero tillage.
  • Field soil survey for making recommendations on the feasibility for cultivation of plough pan.
  • Determination of soil physical properties (bulk density and penetration resistance) in arable and seed layers for making recommendations on loosening of underseed layer after sowing.
  • Making of soil properties cartograms on the base of digital soil maps of different scales, including GIS- format.
  • Lectures and consultations on appraisal and monetary valuation of land

Web-site of laboratory:

www.SoilGeoEcoPhyslab.yolasite.com

The Institute provides paid services on a contractual basis

The cost of services is as of October 2018

Rational use of resources and improving the efficiency of agricultural production management
Послуга Опис
Savings of fertilizers and fuels and lubricants during agricultural production on lands with heterogeneous soil cover due to the introduction of precision farming techniques Calculated individually
Carrying out lectures and consultations
Послуга Опис Фіксована ціна грн
On the monetary valuation of land PhD 109.12
On the monetary valuation of land Doctor of Sciences 136.48
Determination of physical properties of soils
Послуга Опис Індексована ціна грн
Determination of soil hardness 75.39
Determination of soil moisture (hygroscopic moisture) 111.91
Determination of the density of the solid phase of the soil by the pycnometric method 140.91
Definition of water permeability of soil with PVN device Departure to the field is not calculated 376.62
Definition of water permeability of the soil by the pipes of Kaczynski Departure to the field is not calculated 221.74
Cartographic materials of atlas
Послуга Опис Фіксована ціна грн
Soils of Ukraine 150.00
Particle size distribution of the soil 150.00
The content of granulometric sand fractions (> 0.05 mm) in the first genetic horizon of soils 90.00
The content of granulometric dust fractions (0,05-0,001 mm) in the first genetic horizon of soils 90.00
Content of granulometric fraction of silt (<0.001 mm) in the first genetic horizon of soils 90.00
Dispersion factor 90.00
Soil texture 90.00
The density of the soil structure (equilibrium) in a layer of 10-50 cm 90.00
Deviation of the actual density of soils from the optimum (in a layer 10-50 cm) 90.00
Humidity of wilting plants in the first genetic soil horizon 90.00
Field (lowest) moisture content in the first genetic horizon of soils 90.00
The active moisture range in the first genetic horizon of soils 90.00
Relative availability of moisture in the first genetic horizon of soils 90.00
Water regime of soils 90.00
Saturation of the bases of the upper layer of soils 90.00
Capacity exchange of cations in the upper layer of soils 90.00
Sum of exchange bases (Ca, Mg, Na, K) in the upper layer of soil 90.00
Reaction of a soil solution of pH (H2O) 90.00
Humus content in arable layer of soils 90.00
The stock of humus in the soils 90.00
The internal energy of humus in soils 90.00
Soil stability to contamination and migration of pollutants 90.00
Intensity of CO2 emissions from soils in the atmosphere 90.00
Drainage of soils 90.00
Bonitets of arable soils of Ukraine (according to the current methodology of 1992) 90.00
Soil bonitet in points (according to updated methodology of the NSC ISSAR) 90.00
Index of physical state of soils 90.00
Partial bonitet of lands (winter wheat), in points 90.00
Partial bonitet of lands (winter rye), in points 90.00
Partial bonitet of land (barley), in points 90.00
Partial bonitet of land (corn), in points 90.00
Partial bonitet of land (sugar beet), in points 90.00
Partial bonitet of lands (sunflower), in points 90.00
Average angle of inclination of arable land 90.00
Natural agricultural zoning of Ukraine 90.00
Soil and technological arable land zoning Ukraine favorable for a minimum and zero tillage 90.00
Total for the atlas "Soil Properties of Ukraine" in HTML format 3360.00
Capacity exchange of cations in the upper layer of soils 300.00
Cartographic materials in GIS format
Послуга Опис Фіксована ціна грн
Particle size distribution of the soil 500.00
The content of granulometric sand fractions (> 0.05 mm) in the first genetic horizon of soils 500.00
The content of granulometric dust fractions (0,05-0,001 mm) in the first genetic horizon of soils 500.00
Content of granulometric fraction of sludge (<0.001 mm) in the first genetic horizon of soils 500.00
Dispersion factor 300.00
Soil texture 700.00
The density of the soil structure (equilibrium) in a layer of 10-50 cm 750.00
Humidity of wilting plants in the first genetic soil horizon 600.00
Field (lowest) moisture content in the first genetic horizon of soils 600.00
The active moisture range in the first genetic horizon of soils 600.00
Relative availability of moisture in the first genetic horizon of soils 600.00
Water regime of soils 300.00
Saturation of the bases of the upper layer of soils 300.00
Sum of exchange bases (Ca, Mg, Na, K) in the upper layer of soil 300.00
Reaction of a soil pH solution (H2O) 300.00
Humus content in arable layer of soils 600.00
The stock of humus in the soils 600.00
Internal energy of humus in soils 300.00
Soil stability to contamination and migration of pollutants 600.00
Intensity of CO2 emissions from soils in the atmosphere 300.00
Drainage of soils 300.00
Bonitets of arable soils of Ukraine (according to the current methodology of 1992) 600.00
Soil bonitet in points (according to updated methodology of the NSC ISSAR) 600.00
Bonite of soils in points (according to updated methodology of the NSC ISSAR) 600.00
Index of physical state of soils 500.00
Partial bonitet of lands (winter wheat), in points 600.00
Partial bonitet of lands (winter rye), in points 600.00
Partial bonite of land (barley), in points 600.00
Partial bonitet of land (corn), in points 600.00
Partial bonitet of land (sugar beet), in points 600.00
Partial bonite of lands (sunflower), in points 600.00
Weighted average angle of inclination of arable land 500.00
Natural-agricultural zoning of Ukraine 750.00
Soil-technological zoning of arable land of Ukraine in favor of minimal and zero cultivation 800.00