Odesa branch of the state institution “Institute of soil protection of Ukraine”The Odessa branch of the SI “Derzhgruntokhorona” performs about 140 types of various analytical studies of soil, crop products and irrigation water. The qualitative composition of mineral and organic fertilizers is determined. radiological and toxicological studies are conducted.
The branch annually conducts an agrochemical survey of about 300 thousand hectares of agricultural land, certifies 3.5–4 thousand land plots, provides certificates on the state of soil fertility, and produces cartographic material.
Based on the results of analytical studies, certification of crop products is carried out annually. Design and estimate documentation for chemical reclamation of saline soils is developed, plant and soil diagnostics are carried out, based on the results of which calculations of the need for mineral fertilizers for the planned harvest and recommendations for their use are provided.
The branch’s specialists conduct research and advisory work, which is based on research and coverage of topical environmental issues related to the protection and reproduction of soil fertility.
The Odesa branch of the SI “Derzhgruntokhorona” is accredited in the ISO/IEC 17025:2006 system.
Specialists of the branch take part in seminars, meetings, scientific and practical conferences held within the framework of regional programs. Within the framework of such meetings, seminars and conferences, the work of the branch is highlighted (in the form of thematic presentations), attention is focused on general problematic issues in the agricultural system and possible solutions, and issues related to the environmental safety of the region are raised.
The Odesa branch of the state institution “Institute of soil protection of Ukraine” successfully cooperates with the Odesa regional state administration, the Department of agro-industrial development of the Odesa regional state administration, the Department of Ecology and natural resources of the Odesa regional state administration, the Odesa state enterprise of geodesy, cartography and cadastre, the Odesa state agrarian University and other scientific institutions, the Main Department of land resources, the state enterprise “Odesa research and Design Institute of land management”.