A grafting complex for the production of grape seedlings was opened at KFU
Crimean Federal University named after V. I. Vernadsky completed the reconstruction of the grafting complex for the production of planting material for grapes. The area of the object is 800 m². The project was implemented as part of the program of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science «Priority 2030», which is one of the measures of state support for universities of the national project «Science and Universities».
The reconstruction made it possible to increase the productivity of the complex. Previously, he could carry out up to 250 thousand grape graftings per year, now — about one million.
Our main mission is import substitution in the field of biotechnology and, of course, viticulture, since this area is very relevant in Crimea. Today we opened a vaccination complex. In the future, we will build educational and presentation audiences nearby. In fact, we are creating an Innovation Center for Viticulture, where we will produce virus-free planting material, as well as automate the industry. Students are already working here, who contribute to the development of the project and gain practical skills— quotes the press service of the rector of the Crimean Federal University Andrey Falaleev.
The complex is equipped with modern equipment, including grafting machines and two-tier automated stratification chambers of a new type. Crimean Federal University has already received an order for 250,000 grafted stratified grape cuttings from an industrial partner, Alma Vitis, a nursery for grape seedlings in Crimea.
We supply the Crimean Federal University with our material — high quality rootstock-graft vine. Here, in the grafting complex of the university, specialists will vaccinate, stratify and paraffin. After these technological processes, we take the cuttings and plant them in shkolka at our sites in the Bakhchisaray district. Today we are faced with the problem of a lack of planting material, and we are glad that the formation of the Republic of Crimea allows us to experiment. We are now also at the stage of development of this business, therefore it is very important for us that we understand how science works, how specialists in this field are brought up. And we want to take an active part in this— says Oleg Primush, head of the Alma Vitis project.
The complex also includes equipped refrigerators designed for storing vines, canned grafts and ready-made seedlings. Cameras allow you to select the most comfortable conditions for plants, humidity and temperature. The vaccination complex will start working from the end of March and will gradually increase its productivity.
This year we plan to produce about 260,000 vaccinations. Next year we will increase productivity to half a million, and in the third year we will reach full capacity — a million vaccinations per year, — says the director of the Innovation Center for Viticulture KFU. V. I. Vernadsky Oleg Zameta.
In the future, the complex will provide robotic production of cuttings grafting using equipment created by university specialists, in particular, an automated line. The complex is part of the Innovation Center for Viticulture of the Crimean Federal University.
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