Russian State Agrarian University - MTAA
named after K.A.Timiryazev

About University

The University has a system of training and production subdivisions consisting of four training farms and experimental bases: 1) “Mummovskoe” training farm located in the Saratov region, 2) “Druzhba” training farm in the Yaroslavl region, 3) "Kalinin" training farm in the Tambov region, and 4) experimental station “Mikhailovskoe” in the Moscow region. Training farms differ in size, number of livestock, as well as climatic and soil conditions. These farms are aimed at coordinating practical student training with modern technology, while also offering faculty the opportunity to conduct scientific research, analyze results, and implement their newfound knowledge toward production. Experimental bases are larger and feature multi-product farming. The varied locations of these farms and bases throughout Russia help students to obtain diversified knowledge in agronomy, animal science, and management and economics of agricultural enterprises, as well as to master professional skills during their training and productive practice.

The system of training and production subdivisions also comprises:

  • The Botanical Garden with a hothouse covering 1.2 hectares of total area. It offers regular tours for students, as well as scientific and practical training. The Botanical Garden exchanges seed material with 204 other Botanical Gardens and organizations, including 125 foreign ones.
  • The Laboratory of Floriculture, an open area of 5 hectares and a 3500 square meter space inside greenhouses.  Here, a unique collection of indoor plants, ornamental shrubs, and trees is grown, and students have their practical training on growing flowers.
  • The R.I. Shreder Dendrological Garden occupies 12 hectares and has a vast collection of 900 species, hybrids, and varieties of trees.
  • Research Apiary that contains 35 bee families.
  • A horse stable complex with 59 horses of 17 different breeds.
  • Zoological station with 30 milking cows, sheep, rams, lambs, and pigs. In addition, there are more than 800 hens and chickens and about 900 quails.
  • Training and Research Center - the V.I. Edelstein Vegetable Experimental Station which covers a total area of 13.6 hectares, including 2.8 hectares of greenhouses.
  • A landscape farming division with an area of 200 hectares, including 8 stationary field experimental labs to study various technologies of growing agricultural crops.
  • Michurin Garden, covering 21 hectares of total area. Here 191 apple varieties, 167 pear varieties, 40 cherry varieties, and 40 plum varieties are grown, giving a total number of 536 fruit and berry varieties and hybrids.
  • Laboratory of Pomiculture occupies 27.9 hectares, including 1.4 hectares inside greenhouses. A rich collection of berries is grown here, including 90 varieties of black and red currants, 30 varieties of raspberry, more than 70 varieties of gooseberry, and 120 varieties of strawberry.
  • A field experimental station with an area of more than 20 hectares. Over 10 stationary experiments regarding obstacles of plant growing, selection and genetics of field crops are carried out here.
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