Scientists Re-examine Wheat Cultivation Technologies to Increase Yields

The first complete research of latest perennial crops in Russia can be carried out by scientists from the Don State Technical University (DSTU) and “Donskoy” Agrarian Scientific Centre (ASC “Donskoy”).

According to the researchers, the revision of cultivation know-how will assist to improve wheat yields, in addition to enhance crop high quality, as reported by the uni’s press workplace. 

According to the consultants, again in 1928, the well-known Soviet plant breeder Nikolai Tsitsin beginning researching wheat cultivation and made a big contribution to science. He first created a hybrid by crossing wheat with wheatgrass, marking the inception of combined crops, which retain the most effective options of each vegetation and are extra biologically worthwhile. But extra importantly, these crops are perennial.

The crew of scientists from DSTU and ASC “Donskoy” will undertake the primary complete research in Russia on the latest perennial crops: drought-resistant “Trititrigia tsitsini” wheat, named after Tsitsin, and the chosen gray wheatgrass of the “Sova” selection.

According to DSTU specialists, at current, there aren’t any scientifically substantiated harvesting applied sciences that make it doable to effectively harvest, separate, and course of the grain and inexperienced a part of the crop.

Agronomists will sow perennial crops in numerous methods utilizing varied applied sciences. They will then research their organic feeding properties at completely different phases of ripening, from early-stage to full ripeness, whereas assessing the amino acid composition, mineral content material, bodily and mechanical properties of the plant mass. 

One of the analysis phases would be the evaluation of harvesting applied sciences. The analysis crew plans to harvest grain with the tow technique utilizing the resonant frequencies (vibrations) that happen when the harvester strikes. The stalk stays unmown within the area as new inexperienced shoots develop on it.

Experts consider that new applied sciences will cut back the price of planting and harvesting by 15 %. 


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