Plant Breeding and Seed Production
Plant breeding is the most important factor in accelerating scientific and technological progress in agriculture. The problem of combining the most important agronomic traits in one plant is extremely important. The introduction of the best high-yielding varieties into production is of great economic importance and is the most accessible and cheapest way to increase the production of all crops. A breeder is a scientist who improves existing plants and develops new ones that have properties that are beneficial to humans or help to adapt more effectively to environmental conditions.
Postgraduate students receive training in the field of modern methods of creating initial material for breeding and improving existing methods of breeding and seed production; methods and techniques of selection and seed production processes; development of methods for assessing yield, adaptive and other agronomic traits of varieties, breeding and seed (planting) material; methods and techniques for maintaining the genetic identity of varieties.
Profile disciplines of the program: “Selection”; “Planning an experiment in agronomy”; “Organization and technique of breeding process”; “Theoretical foundations of molecular labeling of features”; “Introduction and breeding of tropical and subtropical crops”.
The practice is carried out on the basis of the profile department of Agrarian and Technological Institute and partner organizations:
— Federal Center for Vegetable Growing,
— All-Russian Research Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants,
— Nemchinovka Federal Research Center,
— Russian Potato Research Center,
— Precaspian Agrarian Federal Scientific Center of the RAS,
— various agricultural holdings.
The graduates can work in agricultural enterprises, representative offices of foreign agricultural firms; state administrative structures; agro-industrial complexes, agricultural firms; higher educational institutions; services for assessing agricultural raw materials; pesticide and agrochemical companies; research and production associations and research institutes; breeding stations; greenhouse industry; insurance companies.