January 15, 2020 marks the 134th birth anniversary of Pustovoit Vasily Stepanovich, the founder of our institute, the world-famous breeder, twice Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of the Lenin and State Prizes, Honored Scientist of the RSFSR, doctor of agriculture, full member of the USSR Academy of Sciences and the All-Union Agricultural Academy. The institute workers honoured the memory of V.S. Pustovoit by laying flowers on his monument.
Dear partners and colleagues!
V.S. Pustovoit All-Russian Research Institute of Oil Crops
sincerely congratulates you on the upcoming
Merry Christmas and New Year!
Each passing year leaves behind completed projects, new partnerships and pleasant moments. And the incoming year is not a mere beginning of a new calendar, it is new hopes, successes, victories and achievements.
In 2017, for the first time in the world, the breeders of the laboratory of oil flax breeding of V.S. Pustovoit All-Russian Research Institute of Oil Crops developed an oil flax variety Y 117 by individual selection method on a hard background after 3-year monoculture of flax. The yield of Y 117 was significantly higher in the preliminary and competitive variety trials in comparison to the standard variety VNIIMK 620 – by 1.44 t/ha. The variety had a complex resistance to flax sickness and fungi of the genus Fusarium spp. Due to this, the variety is suitable for cultivation both in short (3-4 fields) crop rotation and in monoculture, including in the arid conditions of the regions of southern Russia, where the lack of water in the soil allows cultivating only a limited range of drought-resistant agricultural plants.