The Krasnoyarsk Agrarian University has opened a laboratory for micro-propagation of plants. This became possible thanks to the potato selection and seed production project, which is being implemented by the specialists of the Dary Malinovki agricultural holding and university scientists.
Supported by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.
The Krasnoyarsk State Agrarian University and its industrial partner, the Dary Malinovki agricultural holding, have been working on a project for the third year, the task of which is to create a unique system of original seed production in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. It must ensure the receipt of a healthy planting material and its accelerated reproduction for the industrial production of seeds of the "elite" category at a reduced cost.
“We are already seeing the results of our work thanks to our cooperation with the university. Together with the research center for selection and original seed production of the Krasnoyarsk State Agrarian University, we have planted and harvested from 14 thousand revitalized microplants. I hope that each year of our joint work will bring new results and opportunities. After all, agriculture, science and education must go toe-to-toe, "said Vasily German, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dary Malinovki Agricultural Enterprise LLC.
The laboratory is equipped with everything necessary for PCR diagnostics of plants for diseases and viruses by the real time method, introduction into in vitro culture, reproduction and cultivation of more than 100 thousand microplants at the same time.
The greenhouse complex in the Krasnoyarsk State Agrarian University includes a greenhouse with an area of 300 sq.m. and seven greenhouses with an automatic irrigation system with a total area of 150 sq.m. The second greenhouse complex is located in the village of Karymskaya, Sukhobuzimsky district and includes four greenhouses with a total area of 1700 sq.m.
In 2020, more than nine thousand potato cuttings of eight varieties of Russian selection were planted in greenhouses.
“Together with our industrial partner, we entered into the implementation of a federal program that allows us to create popular varieties of potatoes of the“ elite ”category, a revitalized material with a reduced cost in industrial production. We are doing important work for agricultural producers, because they say that potatoes are the second bread. It's always a pleasure to create something so meaningful. The laboratory not only opens up new opportunities for research, but also helps the students of the Krasnoyarsk State Agrarian University to improve their level of competence, ”Natalya Pyzhikova, rector of the Krasnoyarsk State Agrarian University, shared her opinion.