Russian State Arctic and Antarctic Museum opens an exhibition "Vostok Station as analogue to the lunar base"



Employees of the FGBNU AFI, with the active consulting participation of polar explorers of the 65-69 RAE AARI and in coordination with the AARI and the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, created and presented at the exhibition a model of “Phytotechnical complexes-greenhouses 1 and 2 with plants indoors at the Antarctic Vostok station”, as well as publications of research results from 2020 until 2024 on testing the specified plant growing systems using the example of various leaf and leafy vegetable crops.

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Meeting of the Reclamation section of the Academic Council of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution AFI



On March 21, 2024, a meeting of the melioration section of the Academic Council of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences "Improvement of Scientific, Methodological and personnel support for Melioration in the Non-Chernozem region" was held, which was attended by employees of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of the Russian Academy of Economics named after K.A. Timiryazev, Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution "VNIIGiM named after A.N. Kostyakov", the Academy of Management and Agribusiness of St. Petersburg State Agrarian University, SPbPU Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution named after Peter the Great, the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Emperor Alexander I, as well as the heads and specialists of the Federal State Budgetary Institution Sevzapmeliovodkhoz Management, the Federal State Budgetary Institution Kaliningradmeliovodkhoz Management, Lenvodproekt LLC, GTSAS Leningradsky, Agrochemzem LLC, Predportovy JSC, Institute of Integrated Use and Protection of Water Resources LLC. The meeting discussed the possibilities of practical application of innovative approaches in ensuring the tasks of assessing the condition, restoration and design of reclamation systems of the Non-Chernozem zone of the Russian Federation in modern conditions. Much attention was paid to the issues of training meliorative personnel

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Record harvest of vegetables was collected at the Antarctic station Vostok



Scientists of the Russian Antarctic Expedition of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute together with colleagues from the Agrophysical Research Institute and the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences have successfully completed an experiment on growing vegetables at the Vostok Antarctic station. As a result, it was possible to establish that in two greenhouses of different types using groundless technology "panoponics" for 1 sq. a meter of area per year can grow up to 100 kg of cucumbers, up to 149 kg of cabbage and many other leafy and leaf-stemmed vegetable crops, as well as up to 29 kg of tomatoes and up to 11 kg of sweet pepper. The possibility of multi-level placement of phytotechnological complexes (FTC) allows you to multiply the yield.

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Visiting meeting of the Reclamation section of the Scientific Council of the GNU AFI



On October 19, 2023, a field meeting of the reclamation section of the Scientific Council of the GNU AFI "Actual aspects of field experimentation on drainage systems" was held. The pilot production site of the drainage melioration "Leninskie Iskry", operated by CJSC "Preportovy", was chosen as the venue for its holding. The meeting was attended by members of the reclamation section, employees of the Agrophysical Institute and practitioners.

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The 32nd international agricultural exhibition AGRORUS



From August 30 to September 1, the 32nd International Agroindustrial Exhibition "Agrorus" was held in St. Petersburg at the Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Center, the largest specialized event of the Northwestern Federal District of the Russian Federation in the field of agroindustrial complex, which is among the priority projects of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia.

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Watermelons at the Antarctic station



The scientists of the 68th Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute’s Russian Antarctic expedition have completed their joint experiment with Agrophysics Research Institute and Institute of Biomedical Problems colleagues to grow watermelons at the Antarctic station Vostok, the coldest place on Earth. Using the soilless panoponic technology, they have grown eight watermelons, ripe and sweet, on six plants in only 103 days. Also, the scientists plan to grow the wild berries on Vostok station.

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Scientists of the Agrophysical Institute took an active part in the agricultural exhibition-seminar "Field Day of the Leningrad region"



On June 28, 2023, an agricultural exhibition-seminar "Field Day of the Leningrad Region 2023" was held on the basis of the Krasnogvardeysky breeding plant in the Gatchina district, dedicated to the forage campaign in the region.
The event was attended by the Governor of the Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko, heads of federal and regional executive and legislative authorities, representatives of leading agricultural enterprises in the region, specialized companies that support the activities of the agro-industrial complex, scientists of the Agrarian University, the Agrophysical Institute, the Academy of Veterinary Medicine and other leading scientific institutions of St. Petersburg.

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Scientists of the Agrophysical Institute took an active part in the meeting on the results of work, tasks and prospects for the development of the agro-industrial and fisheries complex of the Leningrad region



On April 18, 2023, a meeting was held at St. Petersburg State Agrarian University with the heads of organizations and enterprises of the agro-industrial complex of the Leningrad Region on the topic: "On the results of the work of the agro-industrial and fisheries complex in 2022, tasks and prospects for the development of the industry for 2023."

Scientists of the Agrophysical Institute took an active part in the exhibition and presented their own innovative developments

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A new dissertation council has started operating at the Agrophysical Institute



In accordance with Order No. 749/nc of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation dated April 11, 2023, a new council for the defense of dissertations for the degree of Candidate of Sciences, for the degree of Doctor of Sciences 24.1.001.01 in the scientific specialty 4.1.5. "Melioration, Water Management and Agrophysics" began to operate on the basis of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Agrophysical Research Institute" (biological sciences, agricultural sciences).

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Meeting on the exchange of experience of agricultural producers of the Leningrad region



On March 17, 2023, St. Petersburg Agrarian University hosted a meeting on the exchange of experience of agricultural producers of the Leningrad region in the field of crop production and scientific and technical policy. At the meeting, which was attended by the heads of agronomic, engineering services of agricultural enterprises of the region and specialists of the Agrophysical Institute, the results of the work of the sub-sector in 2022 were summed up and tasks for the current 2023 were set.

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Meeting of the reclamation section of the scientific council of the agrophysical institute



On February 16, 2023, a meeting of the Reclamation Section of the Scientific Council of the Federal State Budgetary Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences "Actual aspects of scientific support of Reclamation in modern conditions" was held, which was attended by employees of the Federal State Budgetary Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the K.A. Timiryazev Moscow State Agricultural Academy, the Emperor Alexander I and the St. Petersburg State University of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as managers and representatives of reclamation complexes Novgorod, Kaliningrad, Pskov and Leningrad regions of the Russian Federation. The meeting discussed the possibility of practical application of innovative approaches in ensuring the tasks of assessing the condition, restoration and design of reclamation systems in modern conditions.

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