The Derzhavin University signed a cooperation agreement with the Department of Agriculture of the Tambov region and the regional branch of the Association of Peasant (Farmer) Farms and Agricultural Cooperatives of Russia "Tambov-AKKOR". The partners will implement projects in the field of microbiology, phytopathology, analytical chemistry and unmanned technologies for regional agricultural producers.
- We plan to introduce innovative practices that will help regional agro-industrial enterprises to reach a new level of digitalization of production. This will improve soil fertility and crop yields, combat crop diseases and comprehensively develop technological efficiency while reducing operating and resource costs, - says TSU Rector Vladimir Stromov. I am sure that the integration of business, scientific communities and state authorities is a consistent and promising way to develop the real sector of the economy at the regional, federal and international levels.
According to Lidia Bakumenko, head of the regional Department of Agriculture, against the background of the intensive development of the agro-industrial complex of the Tambov region, it is necessary to actively develop the scientific, research and educational potential of the region, using all available resources. This is what the joint work of the parties to the agreement is aimed at.
Scientists of Derzhavin University have been working in this direction for several years. At the laboratory of molecular-genetic research of TSU, specialists develop universal methods of analysis of genetic diversity of living systems, carry out molecular-genetic diagnostics of pathogens of agricultural and forest cultures. At the TSU Laboratory of Microbiology and Biotechnology they study the microbial composition of different environments, develop ways and forms of using microbial strains to restore soil fertility and biological means of plant protection. TSU scientists also assess the condition of crops on agricultural fields in the Tambov region, look for problem vegetation areas, and determine the actual and cadastral boundaries of fields.