Avgust equipped laboratory in Bashkir State Agrarian University
A new laboratory for plant protection classes has been opened at the Bashkir State Agrarian University (BSAU). It will train students of the Faculty of Agrotechnologies and Forestry. The Avgust company, a leading domestic pesticide manufacturer, financed the refurbishment of the premises, the purchase of laboratory stands, educational furniture, a TV and videoconferencing system, and a desktop computer. The University, as co-financing of the project, provided tablets on which the Avgust application was installed. It’s used by farmers throughout Russia and contains an atlas of harmful objects, information on preparations and protection systems for various crops, and useful calculators for specific agrotechnical measures.
“I would like to thank our partners for allocating funds to create a laboratory that will improve the quality of training of specialists. Students will be trained using modern technologies,” said Nail Yunusbaev, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Digitalization of Bashkir State Agrarian University.
For classes based on the laboratory, the Faculty of Agrotechnologies and Forestry, together with the Competence Center of the Bashkir State Agrarian University, developed educational modules on plant protection. Students of such areas of study as “Agronomy”, “Agrochemistry and Agrosoil Science”, “Forestry”, and “Landscape Architecture” will use the laboratory. The room is equipped with everything necessary for students’ research projects, as well as equipment for video conferencing and remote consultations.
Avgust specialists will give lectures on digitalization in agriculture for Bashkir State Agrarian University students in the new classroom.
A cooperation agreement was signed between BSAU and Avgust as well. Its main areas are the conduct of joint scientific research, the passage of practice, and internships by students and teachers in the subdivisions of Avgust.