V.F. Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany

220072 Minsk, Academicheskaja St. 27

Ionitopon technology for the year-round production of potato minitubers and a biotechnical complex for its implementation










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Valery Prokharau
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V.F. Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany offers consumers ionitopon technology for the year-round production of potato minitubers under a commercial agreement with technical assistance, a biotechnical complex for the implementation of technology under a manufacturing agreement and is looking for partners to conclude a research cooperation agreement.
V.F. Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus offers ionitopon technology and equipment for its implementation - a computerized Biotechnical Industrial Complex (BTIC) for year-round production of virus-free potato material.

BTIC is a technical device of a modular type that implements the technology of year-round production of virus-free minitubers and seedlings in vivo from meristem plants on a substrate balanced in terms of ionic composition. An artificial soil based on ion-exchange materials of natural and synthetic origin is used as a substrate for root nutrition. Watering is carried out programmatically, depending on the growth phase, photoperiod, illumination and heat and humidity conditions for growing plants. BTIC is intended for obtaining a large amount of potato material in seed-growing organizations.

The complex includes the following nodes:
* basic unified modules;
* system of giving of watering and nutritious solutions;
* electrical lighting system;
* an electronic feedback system for technological parameters and a computer system for managing technological regulations.

BTIC combines the possibility of using it for obtaining seedlings from tube meristem potato plants (one growing season) and for year-round production of potato minitubers (three growing seasons).

The seed material produced during 1 year of operation of the BTK-P is sufficient for planting on 10 hectares of the breeding nursery.
Advantages and Innovations
The cost of one minituber obtained by ionitopon technology using a biotechnical complex is 0.08 US dollars, i.e. 3..12 times lower than world prices. The planting material obtained at the Biotechnical Complex has a high dry matter content in mini-tubers, the absence of a viral infection, 100% germination in the field, increased resistance to infection, which determines its high quality.
Stage of development
Already on the market
Comments regarding stage of development
The development of the Biotechnical complex and the technology of year-round production of virus-free potato minitubers has a finished and operates in two seed farms of Belarus (SPK "Kukhchitsy", Kletsk district, Minsk region and "SPK named after Dzerzhinsky", Rechitsa district, Gomel region) for the industrial production of a virus-free planting material.
Funding source
State budged
IPR status
Patents granted
Secret know-how
Comments regarding IPS status
The object of intellectual property has know-how and is protected by 8 patents of the Republic of Belarus and the USA for the invention "Method of year-round production of potato minitubers for primary seed production".
Sector group

Organization information

R&D institution
Year established
NACE keywords
A.01.11 - Growing of cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds
A.01.61 - Support activities for crop production
M.72.11 - Research and experimental development on biotechnology
M.72.19 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
M.74.90 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
Turnover (in EUR)
Already engaged in transnational cooperation
Additional comments
V.F. Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus is the oldest biological research institution in the republic.

The main activities of the Institute:
* assessment of the impact of new construction (reconstruction) and economic activities on flora objects;
* ecotourism and eco-education: design and information support of ecological trails, visitor centers and forest eco-educational centers, development of promotional products;
* assessment of the degree of infestation of the fertile soil layer with viable seeds of Sosnowsky's hogweed and the development of ways to combat this dangerous invasive species;
* development and production of artificial substrates for reproduction and cultivation of plants;
* creation of compositions of growth regulators and plant protection products, as well as technologies for their application;
* testing of plant protection products subject to state registration (for tree and shrub species in forest, protective, landscaping plantations, forest plantations and nurseries, as well as for flax).

Extensive research has been carried out at the Institute, as a result of which the distribution and stocks of the most important types of medicinal plants in the republic have been established; the dynamics of medicinal plant resources was revealed, recommendations for their rational use were developed; the chorological features of the flora of Belarus were clarified, which was the basis for the development of specific measures for the protection of individual representatives and floristic complexes as a whole. The Institute has a priority in studying the patterns of flora formation, features of ecology and biology of plant species, the structure and composition of their populations under extreme growing conditions, as well as the taxonomic study of individual species and genera of plants of the Belarusian flora.

The Institute studies the patterns of distribution and formation of natural vegetation in Belarus, the structure and productivity of plant communities, the dynamics and direction of successional processes in the vegetation cover. The scientific bases for the rational use of plant resources and the protection of the flora, the theoretical foundations and principles for the classification of vegetation, the typological classification of the forests of Belarus, the forest and geobotanical zoning of the republic, the scientific foundations of forestry on zonal-typological principles are being developed.
A collection of pure cultures of micromycetes, deuteromycetes, consisting of 55 species (more than 300 strains), 400 strains of bacteria identified to the genus, isolated fr om the rhizosphere and phylloplana of leguminous plants and potatoes, has been created.

The Institute conducts comprehensive research to develop the fundamental foundations of modern sustainable and environmentally friendly crop production, substantiates the effectiveness of the use of new forms of preparations for agriculture, develops ways to lim it the spread of invasive plant species, creates environmentally safe and cost-effective technologies for using biotechnological production waste as secondary material resources, which allows us to successfully search for methods that combine the ecological orientation of extensive agriculture and the advantages of knowledge-intensive intensive food production, to offer new ways to stimulate productivity.

The Institute maintains international relations within the framework of existing agreements on scientific and technical cooperation, agreements and memorandums on scientific and technical (creative) cooperation with relevant organizations from different countries.
Languages spoken

Information about partnership

Type of partnership considered
Commercial agreement with technical assistance
Manufacturing agreement
Research cooperation agreement
Type and role of partner sought
Consumers interested in purchasing ionitopon technology for the year-round production of potato minitubers under a commercial agreement with technicalassistance, a biotechnical complex for the implementation of technology under a manufacturing agreement.

Partners interested in the development of ionitopon technology for the year-round production of potato minitubers and biotechnical complexes for the implementation of the technology under a research cooperation agreement.
Type and size of partner sought
> 500
SME 51-250
SME 11-50
SME <= 10
R&D Institution
Sole proprietor


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