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Soil Protection Department

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Кандидат сільськогосподарських наук
Координатор міжнародного співробітництва

Смірнова Катерина Борисівна

+38(098)094-98-50

Leading scientists

Старший науковий співробітник
Кандидат сільськогосподарських наук
Координатор міжнародного співробітництва

Семенов Дмитро Олександрович

+38(057)704-16-69
Старший науковий співробітник
Кандидат сільськогосподарських наук, старший науковий співробітник

Самохвалова Валентина Леонідівна

+38(057)704-16-69

Main areas of scientific activity

  • Solving the problems of soil pollution by emissions from industrial enterprises (heavy metals and oil products) and trace element nutrition of agricultural crops.
  • Study of technogenic impact on soil cover and development of measures for detoxification of technogenically polluted soils.
  • Evaluation of the quality of soils by the content of trace elements and heavy metals, taking into account their consumption by the main agricultural crops
  • Determination of patterns of spatial distribution of trace elements and heavy metals in the soils of Ukraine and their relationship with the main properties of soils.
  • Evolution of the microelement state of soils depending on the directions of their use.
  • Determining the suitability of the territory of Ukraine for organic farming.
  • Development of measures to overcome the imbalance in the mineral nutrition of crops, the effectiveness of microfertilizers and the balance of microelements in crop rotation.

The most important research results

  • Norms of the optimal natural content of trace elements in the soils of Ukraine.
  • Soil quality assessment system based on the content of mobile forms of trace elements.
  • Evaluation of the suitability of the soils of Ukraine for organic farming according to the content of trace elements and heavy metals.
  • Geoinformation system "Microelements in the soils of Ukraine".
  • Measures regarding the rational use of microfertilizers for grain crops at different levels of fertilization with visualization in maps of regional natural features of the content of microelements in soils.
  • Recommendations regarding the implementation into production of the micronutrient optimization system for agricultural crops at the national and regional levels (Kharkiv, Sumy, Volyn, and Kherson regions).
  • Scientific basis of ecological rehabilitation of soils contaminated with heavy metals.

Benefits of our research technologies

  • Informativeness and objectivity of data.
  • Speed and accuracy of field and laboratory work.
  • Scientific substantiation of the results.
  • Provision of preliminary consultations.
  • Analysis of soil samples in a state-of-the-art laboratory created in partnership with the company Soil Cares Research (Netherlands).
  • Increasing the quantity and quality of crops and the net income of agricultural manufacturer
  • Many years of experience, professionalism and high qualification of specialists of the department.
 
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