KOSTEVICH Sergey Vladimirovich
Head of the laboratory
of hybrid sunflower breeding
PhD in agriculture
Tel., fax: (861) 254-15-50
The laboratory was established in 1973. Currently, the main directions of the laboratory's research are:
— Breeding of highly productive, environmentally flexible and middle-early ripening hybrids with a complex resistance to the main pathogens of probable zoning areas;
— Development of early ripening hybrids, capable of providing seed ripening in the regions with a short frostless period;
— Receiving of the parent material and hybrids with the improved quality of oil in seeds;
— Development of hybrids suitable for cultivation in the conditions of the Clearfield production system;
— Receiving of the parent material for breeding of confectionery hybrids.
In addition to the development of the parent material for hybrids breeding, the laboratory carries out research on the evaluation of productivity potentials of sunflower depending on agroecological conditions of the cultivation regions.