The leading research institution of the Russian Federation in the field of breeding and seed production of oil and essential-oil crops with more than a century-old history. Today, VNIIMK is a strategic center of domestic breeding, production of seeds of the higher reproductions for annual variety renewal and variety change of varieties and hybrids of sunflower, soybean, oil flax, rapeseed, turnip rapeseed, mustard, false flax and coriander.
Varieties and hybrids of oil crops developed by VNIIMK scientists are included in the State Register of selection achievements. They are certified and approved for use in production. Varieties and hybrids of VNIIMK breeding ensure a high yield. All seeds comply with the requirements of GOST (All-Union State Standard) for varietal and sowing qualities.
The doors of VNIIMK are always open for those who wish to use seeds of domestic varieties and hybrids to receive high yields, while the institute’s experts are ready to provide comprehensive advice on cultivation technologies of oil crops and means of mechanization. This will allow you to unlock the potential of our varieties and hybrids to the full extent.
On our official website you will always find the latest information, news about VNIIMK’s activity, photos and videos. All this will help you to choose what you need!
Vasily Stepanovich Pustovoit was a founder of our institute, world famous breeder, twice Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of the Lenin and State Prizes, Honored Scientist of the RSFSR, Doctor of Agriculture, member of the USSR Academy of Sciences and the All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences. V.S. Pustovoit is the founder of scientific agriculture in the Kuban. He began the breeding of winter and spring wheat, castor bean, he developed and introduced the first varieties of winter rye and millet. However, V.S. Pustovoit became famous worldwide through his work on the sunflower breeding for an increase of the oil content of seeds.