Head of Laboratory - PhD (Agrarian Sciences)

Valeriy Kolyada


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Leading researchers

Achasova Alla – PhD (Biological) docent, Senior Researcher

Phone:  +38(063)8534373. E-mail:


Shevchenko Mikola – Dr. (Agrarian), docent, Senior Researcher

Phone:  +38(0572) 99-78-10, E-mail:


Oleksandr Kruglov - PhD (Geological), Senior Researcher

Phone:  +38(096)3393398, E-mail:,


Main directions of research activities
  • Soil erosion management: control and localization with modern methods of investiga-tions (GIS and RS Methodology, Agrotechnical Solutions).
  • Soil erosion risk assessment.
  • Soil erosion monitoring.
  • Development of landscape-adapted anti-erosion measures.
  • Development of the modern concept for ecological-economical optimization of agricultural lands.
  • Research of theoretical and applied aspects of preservation and sustainable soil use taking into account soil erosion factors as esti-mated basis of designing conservation land-scapes in agrarian reform of soil surveillance, land quality assessment, soil remediation, agrotechnologies, and organic agriculture.

Main research results

  • Geosystem technology of erosion pro-cesses modelling.
  • System of measures to protect agricultural land against erosion and deflation.
  • Methods of soil-protective optimization of agricultural lands on the base of spatial combination with relief in the modern economic conditions.
  • Methods and computer technology of soil-protective expertise for land management projects.
  • Determination of soil erodibility on the degree of their humus formation potential.
  • Modern technology to protect erosion dangerous and deflationary dangerous lands of major soil and climatic zones of Ukraine for the land users of various form of ownership.
  • Concept of soil protection from erosion in Ukraine.
  • Methodological recommendations on dust storms prognosis in Ukraine. Timchenko  D.O., Gichka M.M., Kolyada V.P. et al. Kharkiv: PPB Brodovsky I.V., 2010.
  • Scientific and applied bases of soil protection from erosion. Edited by S.A.  Baliuk, L.L. Tovazhnyansky. Kharkiv: NTU “KPI”, 2010.
  • Kutsenko M.V. Theoretical bases of the jrganization of a soil hrotection system from erosion in Ukraine: Monograph. - Kharkov: Zebra, 2016 .-- 221 p.
  • Valerii Koliada, Olga Koliada, Serhii Chuhaiev, Liubov Korchashkina (2019) Comparing an efficiency of eroded soils restoration in north-western Ukrainian Polissya  / Scientific Papers Series Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development//Vol. 19, Issue 1, 2019 PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, E-ISSN 2285-3952 pp.
  • Achasov А. B., Achasova A. A., Titenko A. V. Soil erosion by assessing hydrothermal conditions  of  its  formation // Global Journal  of Environmental Science and Management, Volume 5, Special Issue, 2019, P. 12-21
  • Kruglov О., Menshov О., Nazarok P., Koliada V., Koliada L., Achasovа А. Magnetic susceptibility of soil and its significance in erosion studies// Visnyk of Kiyv National University series Geology. №2 (85). 2019. – с. 59-64.
  • О. Menshov, O. Kruglov, S. Vyzhva, P. Nazarok, P. Pereira and T. Pastushenko  (2018). Magnetic methods in tracing soil erosion,  Kharkov Region, Ukraine. Stud. Geophys. Geod., 62 681- 696.
  • Achasov А., Achasova A., Siedov A. The use of digital elevation models for detailed mapping of slope soils// Visnyk of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, series "Geology. Geography. Ecology". - № 50. -  2019. – C.77-90
  • Global Symposium on soil erosion report. 15-17 may 2019  FAO-Rome, Italy 2019



Leading researcher – PhD (Biological Sciences)

Tatiana Byndych


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Basic directions of research activities

  • Remote monitoring of crops’ status allows to get relevant information on the status of crops throughout the growing season
  • Comprehensive soil survey of the farm using remote sensing and ground methods includes several stages.
  • Satellite survey – reducing the number of samples – saving time and costs for soil analyses; another benefit is the continuity and relevance of the data.
  • Implementation of precision farming – saving fertilizers, increasing yields on heterogenic field parcels. Our lab creates digital maps of nutrients for each field based on satellite data and analytical laboratory soil testing data.
  • Analyses are carried out in the innovative laboratory created in partnership with Soil Cares Research (Netherlands).
  • Digital thematic mapping of agricultural lands based on satellite data.
  • Digital maps allow to:
  • analyze the conditions for growing crops on each field;
  • optimize production for maximum profit and efficient resource management;
  • account and analysis of the impact of adverse weather conditions using remote sensing data (areas of laid crops, freezing of parcels, contamination and pollution).
  • Determining areas of eroded soils
  • for monetary evaluation of land parcels;
  • for estimation of yield losses;
  • to optimize the structure of sown areas

Main scientific results

  • Methodical recommendations for adjustment of soil cartographic materials using remote sensing data;
  • Methodical recommendations for mapping of high soil erosion risk using satellite imagery;
  • Methods of quantitative assessment of high erosion risk of soil conditions using remote sensing methods;
  • Methods of quantitative assessment of soil cover structure on the bases of satellite imagery.


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