PARTICIPATION IN THE REGIONAL CONFERENCE “ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IS THE BASIS OF ECO-FRIENDLY BEEKEEPING”

PARTICIPATION IN THE REGIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IS THE BASIS OF eco-friendly beekeeping”

 

On September 30, 2018 in Sursko-Mikhailivka, Solonyanskyi district, Dnipropetrovsk region, the regional conference ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IS THE BASIS OF eco-friendly beekeeping”

was held.

The work of this conference was attended and delivered by the head of the Department of Agrochemistry DSAEU, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Senior Researcher, Professor S.M. Kramarev and the head of the department of technology of production of livestock products, associate professor Pohyl V.I.

Professor Kramarev S.M., who told the audience about the state of soil fertility in Ukraine, began the conference, he considered possible ways to increase the productivity of agricultural crops, and made announcements on improving their fertilizer systems with organic tufts and improvement of the biochemical quality of cultivated products, which does not contain surplus quantities of nitrates and heavy metals in its composition. Particular interest to the audience was the announcement of an improved technology of composting various organic waste and obtaining on their basis biocompostand biohumus. This theme is part of the research program of the Department of Agrochemistry

Associate professor Pohyl V.I. informed about the prospects of development of beekeeping in our country and the importance of this branch of agriculture as well as introduced our students with the range of beekeeping products and technologies for their obtaining in their own farms.

The conference was attended by heads of farms and beekeepers, not only from our region, but also from Poltava, Kirovograd and Sumy regions. Communication with the heads of farms and beekeepers took place in a round table format.

Particularly acute debates unfolded when considering questions about the burning of bees with pesticides, which are used in the technologies of growing crops. All present have come to the common view that between farmers and beekeepers there should be a preliminary agreement on the safe use of drugs in agricultural production and the advantage is to provide those of them containing antidotes and selectively destroying only harmful insects without touching and without affecting at the same time on bees. Professor S. Kramarev cited a list of drugs that can be used in rape and sunflower crops and are not harmful to bees, but at the same timedo not give in their effectiveness  to the traditional commonly used and toxic for these useful insects. He emphasized that beekeepers and farmers together do a common useful thing by pollinating their bee flowers of honey plants and increasing their productivity by introducing modern agrotechnologies into production. The conference demonstrated improved hives, inventory and various bee products that were obtained on different apiaries. The participants of the conference were able to taste beekeeping and organic farming products during the breaks and ensure their high taste and benefits for their own organism.