THE SMALL FRUIT PLANTS GROWING DEPARTMENT


  Head of the department: 
  Alla M. DMITRIEVA,
  Cand.
Biol. Sc.
  Tel.: +375(17) 506 61 33.

Deputy of the head of the department
Andrei M. SUMARENKO, 
junior scientific associate.
Tel.: +375 (17) 506 64 07.  
 
Department staff:
M.S. SHALKEVICH, senior scientific associate, 
Cand. Ag. Sc. Tel.: +375 (17) 506 67 07; 
V.T. GUMENYUK;
L.V. LYOGKAYA, N.V. KLAKOTSKAYA, senior scientific associates, Cand. Ag. Sc.; 
T.M. ANDRUSHKEVICH, scientific associate; 
M.L. PIGUL', O.V. EMELIYANOVA, 
L.A. MURASHKEVICH, M.N. AVDEEV,
P.T. OBUHOVSKI, O.N. KATSURA,
junior scientific associates. 
O.V. CHERNYAVSKAYA, assistant of junior scientific associate
Tel.: +375(17) 506 64 07.

E-mail: berry@belsad.by


Scientific research directions:

Breeding of black and red currant, gooseberry, strawberry, raspberry and sea buckthorn on stable productivity, disease resistance, increased content of biologically active substances, suitability to different kinds of processing and machine harvesting.

Introduction of traditional and nontraditional small fruit crops and study of varieties of domestic and foreign breeding

Study and transfer to the state propagation system clones of black and red currant and gooseberry varieties selected in different climatic zones of Belarus.

Working out technologies of intensive resource saving technologies of small fruit crops cultivation and propagation.

Offers to production and amateur horticulture:  

          Highly productive small fruit crops varieties included into the State Register of varieties and wood and shrubby species of the Republic of Belarus and which are under the State Variety Trial such as: black currant – Byelorusskaya sladkaya, Byelorussochka, Volshebnitsa, Katyusha, Klavdiya, Klussonovskaya, Pamyat' Vavilova, Pamyati A.G. Voluzneva, Partizanka, Rogneda,Svityazyanka,Tserera; red currant – Krynichka, Nenaglyadnaya, Prygazhunya, Purpurnaya; strawberry – Dachnitsa, Klassika, Krasny Bereg, Slavyanochka; gooseberry – Byelorusski, Koral, Masheka, Ravolt, Shchedry; raspberry – Alyonushka, Dvoinaya; sea buckthorn – Plamennaya, Gaspadar;black chokeberry – Venisa, Nadzeya; blue honeysuckle – Zinri; high cranberry – Pamyati Valentiny. 

Technologies:gooseberry propagation from combined branches letting to receive 80% of the rooted plants; green cuttings propagation of honeysuckle, high cranberry, Japanese quince, sea buckthorn and European elder letting to receive 60-80% of the rooted plants.

Growing technologies of small fruit crops (black and red currant, gooseberry, raspberry and strawberry) letting to receive small fruits yield of 8-12 t/ha.

Certified high quality planting material of promising and released small fruit crops varieties.

         

                                                                                                               Black currant mother plantation            Strawberry industrial plantation