In early November 2018, Maxim Sigida, Head of the Department of Agrochemistry and Plant Physiology, Stavropol State Agrarian University, and Associate Professor Yevgeniy Golosnoy conducted a field practical session for participants of the Department’s student scientific society in the Dobrovolnoye Limited Liability Company of the Ipatovsky District.
In the course of the practical training, meetings were held with the solution of practical tasks under the leadership of the chief agronomist Vladimir Brovkov and the agronomist on plant protection Dmitry Panshyuk, graduates of the Faculty of Agrobiology and Land Resources.
The children were asked questions about the features of the cultivation of crops in terms of no-till technology, methods of optimizing the cultivation of field crops in conditions of intensive irrigation technologies. On an area of 1,200 hectares, work was carried out to diagnose winter wheat sowings to optimize nutritional conditions in the autumn period, soil and plant samples were taken, which were transferred to the Agrochemical Analysis laboratory on the same day to establish reserves of productive moisture, nitrate nitrogen and make decisions on adjusting the scheme of autumn nutrition of winter crops.
Limited Liability Company Dobrovolnoye is included in the structure of the Agroholding Energomera, which is a vertically integrated system that unites all enterprises of the Concern's agricultural business segment and a strategic partner of Stavropol State Agrarian University. The structure of the agricultural holding includes 4 agricultural enterprises and a grain elevator located in the Stavropol Territory: Pobeda, limited liability company (Krasnogvardeysky District, Ladovsky Balka village); Khleborob Limited Liability Company (Petrovsky District, Village Konstantinovskoye); Limited Liability Company of the Agro-Industrial Complex Agrostandart (Petrovsky District, Village Shangala); Limited Liability Company Dobrovolnoye (Ipatovsky District, Village Dobrovolnoye); Limited Liability Company “Regional Investment Fund” (Izobilnensky District, the city of Izobilny).