Already for two years the Department of Agrochemistry has been cooperating with the Department of Selection and Technology of Sunflower of the Indian company "ADVANTA SEEDS". With this company, the Department of Agrochemistry cooperates with the economic contract, according to which field experiments with 12 hybrids of sunflower are conducted on the experimental field of the Department of Agrochemistry. The teachers of the department together with the students-diplomas perform a comparative estimation of the productivity of hybrids and biochemical indicators of the quality of the cultivated seeds. Along with this, the tolerance of plants of different hybrids of sunflower to the causative agents of the most common diseases of this agricultural culture is studied, the accounts of which are conducted by associate professors of the Department of Agrochemistry, candidates of agricultural sciences Bandura L.P. and Chernykh SA

On May 30, 2019, an Indian doctor of sciences, professor Virupakshappa Kotakal arrived at the Department of Agrochemistry of the Dnipro State Agrarian and Economic University with a working visit. Our foreign colleague had the opportunity to examine a field experiment with various hybrids of sunflower on the experimental field of the Department of Agrochemistry. Professor S. Kramarev and a scientist from India, professor Virupakshappa Kotakal, together conducted a comparative assessment of the field similarity of sunflower seed hybrids and familiarized themselves with the state of crops of this agricultural crop on the experimental field of the Department of Agrochemistry.

Professor Virupakshappa Kotakal has a good impression of the level of scientific work at our agrarian and economic university and, in particular, on the research field of the department of agrochemistry, about which in the memory of the meeting was made a photo.

Together with a foreign colleague, Professor, Head of the Department of Agrochemistry, Kramarov SM and vice-rector for scientific work Gritsan Y. I. have outlined a program for further joint research.

Such meetings with like-minded people and colleagues from other countries testify to the fact that science has no borders. Scientists from different countries of the world should jointly address the important issues that are now facing life itself: increasing soil fertility and productivity of crops. Such creative collaboration with scientists from various domestic and foreign scientific and commercial institutions enables them to carry out scientific researches of problems that put production and timely find solutions to current issues of the present.