Laboratory for soil rehabilitation
The Head of the Laboratory -Vladimir Belousov, Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences,
Senior researcher (soil science)
The Laboratory develops absorptive methods of agrolandscape detoxication. New sorption composites for the prevention of heavy metals accumulation and infected soils rehabilitation were patented. The up-to-date research area is phytobioremediation of soils, subjected to physical degradation and salinization, by growing sorghum crops. Advanced research: practical techniques development based on the optimization of microbal cenosis, maintaining homeostasis in many characteristics; on screening of native bacterial and fungic strains, in the first place, Glomus and PGPR Pseudomonas generations; on the development of the biological criteria for early detection of soil properties unfavourarable changes progress.