The laboratory of biomethod

MASLIENKO Lyubov Vasilievna

Head of the laboratory of biomethod
Doctor of agriculture

Tel.: (861) 275-85-19
8-918-41-10-130
8-967-31-03-722
Fax: (861) 254-27-80
E-mail: biometod@vniimk.ru

      Studies on biological method of pest and diseases control began in VNIIMK's department of plant protection in 1975 with the development of complex of the biological ways of controlling the main pests of oil crops, cultivated in greenhouses in order to speed up the breeding process.

     These works were conducted by L.V. Maslienko. As a result of research, the system of biological ways of controling the spider mite and greenhouse whitefly on soybean and sunflower was developed with the use of red spider predator (Phytoseiulus) and specific parasite of greenhouse whitefly-incursion.

     In 1993, the laboratory of biological means of plant protection was established, later it was renamed into the laboratory of biomethod.

     The main task of research is the solution of theoretical and practical issues of working out the efficient and environmentally sound biomethod of reducing harmful effect of the main sunflower and other oil crops pathogens.

     The selection, screening, and breeding improvement of promising strains of antagonists of the most dangerous diseases of sunflower, soybean and rapeseed are being made in order to develop the biopreparations of multifunctional effect. The technology of biopreapartions usage for protecting seeds, vegetative plants of oil and other crops is under development. The possibility to restore and activate the natural regulatory mechanisms in agrocenoses is being determined. In recent years, the laboratory have created biopreparations Vermiculen, Chetomin, Bacillin, Verrucosin, and Funiculosum.

     The laboratory developed biologically active compositions, including biopreparations for the protection of seeds, seedlings, and vegetative plants at early stages of sunflower development against main diseases, as well as the preparation for the protection against wireworms, compatible with biopreparations and adhesive. The compositions are highly efficient, environmentally sound, they have a growth-promoting effect, they provide accumulation of useful microflora in the soil and yield increase from 0.2 to 0.4 t/ha.