Head of Sector – PhD (Biological Sciences)

Olena Starchenko




Leading researcher
Oksana Naydyonova - PhD (Biological sciences), Senior Researcher


Main directions of research activities
  • The effect of soil microorganisms and it’s separate groups on transformation of substances and soil fertility formation (considering various agro-ecosystems).
  • Biodiagnostics of soils. Assessment of impact of natural factors and anthropogenic 
  • stressing on biological soil status.
  • Degradation of biological soil characteristics (biodegradation).
  • Effectiveness analysis of new biologicals in various soil and climatic conditions.

Main research results

  • “Complex assessment of the biological state of soil microbial system and its transformation in to the innovative farming systems” (scientific-methodical issue).
  • Collection of pure bacterial cultures of bacillus genus with identified agronomically useful properties, and which are also biological agents for development of new biological preparations.
  • Recommendations for experts who works in agricultural enterprices and farm lead-ers “Usage of bacterial fertilizers in resource efficient agrotechnologies on chernozemic soils of the Left-bank Forest-Steppe of Ukraine”.
  • Scientific support of rational use of soil microbiological resources under organic agriculture: “Conception of organic agriculture (soil and agrochemical support)”
  • Atlas оf Ukrainian Soils’ Suitableness to Organic Agriculture. Kharkiv: Smugasta typographiya, 2015. 
  • Conception of organic agriculture (soil-agrochemical supporting). Eds S.A.  Baliuk and O.I. Makliuk. Kharkiv: Smugasta typografia, 2015.
  • The strategy of balanced usage, reproduction and management of Ukrainian soil resources.(Chapter 5.8 Optimization of soil biological condition). Kyiv: Agrarian Science, 2012. 
  • Efficient use of soil resources and reproduction of soil fertility: organizational, economical, ecological and regulatory aspects. Kharkiv: Smugasta typographiya, 2015.
  • Five patents.
We offer
  • Assessing of soil biological activity and state of separate groups of soil microflora.
  • Diagnosing of soil biological degradation and providing recommendations for it prevention.
  • Providing advices on performance of biological stage of recultivation on contaminated and disrupted soils; quality control of recultivation works.
  • Testing and scientific expertise concerning the effectiveness of biological preparations.
  • Development of complex biological manures based on it’s enrichment with pure, selected bacterial cultures – both active antagonists and growth stimulators.
  • Lectures and scientific consultations on soil biological diagnostics and application of biologicals.

The Institute provides paid services on a contractual basis

The cost of services is as of July 2022

Rational use of resources and improving the efficiency of agricultural production management
Послуга Опис
Scientific examination of the efficacy of biological products Calculated individually
Diagnosis of degradation processes on biological indicators of soil, contaminated with pesticides, heavy metals, etc. from 15 UAH per 1 ha
Diagnosis of nutrition and increase of crop yields
Послуга Опис
Complex diagnostics of biological activity of soils From 20 UAH per 1 ha
Determination of the state of the soil microflora and its biological activity
Послуга Опис Індексована ціна грн
Definition of amonification activity 334.07
Determination of dehydrogenase activity 281.05
Determination of inverted activity 289.90
Determination of the physiological and taxonomic composition of soil microorganisms 1284.79
Determination of nitrification activity 475.47
Determination of polyphenol oxidase activity 96.85
Determination of soil toxicity 465.26
Determination of peroxidase activity 149.30
Determination of cellulose-destroying activity 438.02
Selection of microbes-stimulants 2310.64
Determination of phytotoxic properties of soil microorganisms 2305.29
Cartographic materials in GIS format
Послуга Опис Фіксована ціна грн
Soils of Ukraine 3200.00
Deviation of the actual density of soils from the optimum (in a layer 10-50 cm) 500.00
Estimation of the qualitative state of soils of land plots
Послуга Опис
Modeling and development of technological process of bioremediation of oil contaminated soils in accordance with soil-climatic conditions Calculated individually
Determination of quality of mechanical remediation of oil-contaminated soils on biological parameters. Providing recommendations for the restoration of soil biological activity Calculated individually