Armavirskaya Experimental Station

Acting Director

Nikolay Ivanovich

 Full postal address: The Central farm of VNIIMK experimental station, Armavir, Krasnodar region, Russia 352925

Telephone/Fax: (86137) 31376
Web site:

Full name of organization: Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution "Armavirskaya Experimental Station of All-Russia Research Institute of Oil Crops by V.S. Pustovoit".

Short name of organization: FSBSI AOS VNIIMK.

The scientific and research work at the Armavirskay experimental station of VNIIMK had begun in spring of 1929 at the initiative of V.S. Pustovoit.

The history of organizing and carrying out the scientific and research works on sunflower breeding at the Armavirskaya experimental station is inseparably associated with the name of a talented breeder Vasily Ivanovich Shcherbina.

The first sunflower varieties resistant to broomrape had been already introduced into production in 1933. 

The variety Armavirsky 1646 was put to the State variety trial in 1937 and had been cultivated till the early 1980s. The variety Armavirsky 3497, developed in 1953 from the variety Armavirsky 1646, had been in production until 1995. This variety has been occupying the maximum crop acres in our country, exceeding 1 million hectares per year.

Currently, the experimental station is successfully breeding sunflower hybrids. The State Register of breeding achievements eligible for cultivation includes hybrids Temp, Kvant, Arol, Bars.

The station is also successfully breeding soybean varieties. The State Register includes 5 varieties. 

The station develops the soybean management practices for arid districts of the Krasnodar region, as well as the elements of management practice of winter rapeseed.