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Resources of Open Access Joint Research center of Agricultural and Forestry

No. Facility Technical characteristics The main areas of application
Environmental laboratory
1. Ion exchange chromatography ion analys Chromatograph for anion and cation analysis with autosampler. Description: Environmental components of the ecosystem (water, soil, plant production) quality testing. Ion exchange chromatography for environmental ecosystem elements of the anions and cations.
2. The gas chromatographic system with a mass selective detector for GC / M SPE Chromatography System 24 seats (up from the manifold, lid, vacuum gauge, needle set at least 24 pcs.) (Restek), 500 pcs. cleaning of cartridges according to the QuEChERS method. Chemically resistant diaphragm vacuum pump at least 20L/min up to 100 mb SPE Chromatography System 24 seats (up from the manifold, lid, vacuum gauge, needle set at least 24 pcs.) (Restek), 500 pcs. cleaning of cartridges according to the QuEChERS method for pesticide detection kit option (Restek). Chemically resistant diaphragm vacuum pump at least 20L/min up to 100 mbar.
3. Total organic carbon analyzer TOC / TN Be measured over parameters of liquid samples: total carbon TC, TIC neorganininė carbon, total organic carbon TOC, NPOC, POC and total nitrogen TN. Measured parameters in solid samples: total organic carbon (TOC), total carbon (TC), inorganic carbon (IC). Total organic carbon and total N concentration in liquid and solid samples (or general N concentration in solution after mineralization of solid samples by the Kjeldahl method).
Laboratory of raw materials quality
4. Texture analyzer Load cells – 5 and 30 kg.
Test speed limit – from 0,01 to 40 mm/s.
Speed accuracy –  at least 0,1 %.
Possible effects of motion boundaries – from 0,001 to 300 mm.
Test platform.
Texture testing and analysis of vegetables, fruits, berries, grains and their products (juices, jams, dried products, flour, pasta and baked goods).
5. Color analyzer Dual-beam xenon flash lamp. Port diameter / View diameters – 31,8/25,4 mm.
Spectral range – 400-700 nm.
Spectral resolution –10 nm.
Measurement speed: warm-up time: ≤ 1s, command-to-data output: – ≤ 1s, read-to-read: ≤ 3 s.
Illuminants: A, C, D65, F, TL84.
Color scales – CIE L*a*b*, Hunter Lab, CIE LCh, Rdab, CIE Yxy, CIE XYZ.
For fruits, vegetables, berries and other food products color analysis.
6. Sublimator Condensator temperature to
Working temperature – at least
-85º C.
Heating shelves – 6.
10 drying programs (data values) with steps (every step temperature, pressure, time); touch-sensitive operating elements on the screen of the touch panel.
For fruits, vegetables, berries and other food products freeze drying.
7. Controlled atmosphere chambers Monoblock with 6 sealed controlled atmosphere chambers. Each chamber capacity – 0.9 m3.
Ine each chamber separately and independently can be controlled
humidity, temperature, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide, ethylene content, relative humidity, pressure.
Temperature range from -5ºC to +20ºC.
Fruit and vegetables storage in controlled atmosphere.
8. Sensory research complex with a specialized computer program Module for study food products sensory characteristics with FIZZ software, equipped with five workstations and an administrator computer and the server. Data are collected directly from the study of each cabin separately (5 cabins) over the internet, or executing in forms, stored and processed in the main server, the data are analyzed and formulated reports. Evaluation sensory characteristics of food raw materials and food products in accordance with LST ISO standards.
9. Spectrophotometer Photometric repeatability better than ±0,0005 A to 1 A.
Optical stability ± 0,00015 A/hour to 500 nm.
Photodiode detectors with two rays.
Wavelength accuracy ± 0,1 nm to D2 peak. Wavelength repeatability  ± 0,05 nm to D2 peak.
The photometric accuracy better than  ± 0,001 A and ± 0,005 A to 2A.
Identification of pesticides and heavy metals residues in plant raw materials
10. Fluorimeter Excitation wavelength range – 200-800 nm.
The radiation wavelength interval – 200-650 nm. Wavelength accuracy – +1 nm.
Scanning speed – 10-1500 nm/min on 1 nm step.
Determination of mycotoxins in plant materials.
11. Calculator for plant pathogens colonies Appropriate for 55, 65, 90, ir 150 mm Petri dish. Counting of microbial colony
12. Microscope trinoculare with camera Stand with built-in light source. Koehler lighting DM1000. Three light filters: daylight, neutral
6,25 % permeability and green.
Digital Camera with software.
For morphological studies:
1. Nematode kinds;
2. Pathogenic organisms;
3. Disease-causing fungi and insects spread, development, biological research;
4. Identification of an effect organic plant protection implements on the pathogenic fungi and pests.
13. Microscope with digital camera Lens shooter for at least four lenses with the ability to center of each lens individually.
Light source: LED
Oculars: increasing at least 10×, field of vision at least 20 mm (at least two units).
HD digital camera.
For morphological studies:
1. Nematode species composition;
2. Pathogenic organisms;
3. Disease-causing fungi and insects spread, development, biological research;
4. Identification of an effect organic plant protection implements on the pathogenic fungi and pests.
14. Drying oven Chamber volume – 245 l, drying temperature – 230-250º C (5º C above ambient temperature), accuracy – at least ± 1º C, self-timer, auto on / off (maximum time at least 99 hours 59 min.), programmable temperature, preheating and not less than 4-point forced convection, 4 standard racks, the stainless steel inner surface and housing. For drying plant raw materials and identification of dry matters.
15. Greenhouse with a variable climate and plant nutrition modeling system Greenhouses divided into four climatic zones with separate climate control system, total 400 m2. 10 growing areas with the racks, the areas enclosed with glass partitions:
6 growing areas – each dimensions 8,0 x 4,0 m,
3 growing areas – each dimensions 5,6 x 4,0 m,
1 growing area – 5,6 x 4,0 m,
1 growing area – without racks, dimensions 5,6 x 8,0 m.
Power and lighting can be switched on separately to each rack, irrigation and CO2 systems.
Different plant growing in climate-controlled conditions, nutrient balance modeling.
16. Near-infrared spectrometer Portable.
Wavelength range – at least than 600 nm – 1000 nm.
Wavelength accuracy – at least than 0,05 nm.
Number of parameters – not less than 10 analytical parameters. Measuring time – no longer than 2-6 seconds.
System for non-destructive fruit, vegetables, berries, grain quality analysis. Measured parameters: carbohydrates, maturity / firmness, acidity, color of flesh, core brown spots, dry matter and others.
17. Fully automatic Kjeldahl system The heating-burning system with accessories: 8th place for 250 ml tubes, temperature control up to 450 °C, the temperature and the time interval programming. Fully automated analyzer. Determination of crude protein or nitrogen content by standard Kjeldahl method.
18. Muffle furnace Capacity – 8 l, max temperature – 1100 °C, heating on four sides, microprocessor temperature control, ceramic base Ash content determination in food materials
19. Automatic digital polarimeter Optical rotation, specific rotation; scale – Arc degrees, prism (polarizer) – Glan Thompson tiff; wavelength – no worse than 589 nm; sample temperature – 10-40  ºC; temperature measurement accuracy – no worse ± 0,1 ºC. Detection of starch in plant raw materials, food products and feed
20. Open-type simulate research field Concrete 600 m2 field for vegetation pots, half of field can be covered from pecipitation, the sides and top nets (to protect from birds and animals entering). Irrigation and feeding systems. The field has a slope, ensure the surface water drain and assembly Modeling of plant pesticide migration; study of new forms of plant fertilizers; research of stains, fungicides and insecticides efficiency; disease-causing fungi and insects spread, development, biological research; simulation of seeds lying
Laboratory of agrobiotechnology
21. Autoclave Sterile media preparation Plant morfofiziologic parameters and photosynthetic indicators research; micropropagation; morphogenetic studies
22. Refrigerated thermostat Temperature of -10 to 50 ° C Morfofiziologic plant photosynthetic parameters and indicators in
23. Fixed preparations preparation equipment Freezing the samples used in built-cryostat, sample cutting range 1μm to 60μm. Description: microtome, samples drying and staining module. Histological studies assessing the proliferating nature of the structure of various tissue cellular structure of individual cell organelles, etc.
24. The growing room software for automatic temperature, humidity and lighting In vitro cultures Monitoring. Description: ventilation, conditioning and illumination equipment, laminar flow. Plant micropropagation in vitro
25. Anthropogenic factors test system I Calling analyzed the number of light beams at different wavelengths across the range of the wave, ie, light gradient: 365-450-625-uses 780nm and NIR. The system is equipped with a dual beam VIS / UV detector: wavelength range from 190 to 1100 nm. Description: IMAG-MIN, spectrophotometers, autoclave, incubators, thermostates. Plant photosynthesis measurement of the spatial and temporal states, photochemical and nefotocheminio flow measurement, and evaluation of fluorescence flow setting photosynthesis quantum yield and photonic energy loss determination, chlorophyll, carotenoids, proline, phenols, hydrocarbons and other compounds in.
26. Cultivation chamber with equipment Plants growing in vivo monitoring. Description: ventilation, conditioning and illumination equipment, facility for measuring of carbon dioxide circulation, equipment for investigation of assmilation surface and absorbed light. morphological and physiological parameters of photosynthetic in plant
Laboratory of climate change impact to forest ecosystems
27. Tree ring measurement and analysis system (L1NTAB 6 Tree-ring station) L1NTAB 6 Scientific Package Tree-ring measurement and analysis Manufacture Rinntech Germany Tree ring measurement and analysis system
28. Portable photosynthesis assessment system Portable photosynthesis assessment system
Model LCpro/Sp System Manufacture ADC BioScicntific United Kingdom
Portable photosynthesis assessment system for use in the field
29. Portable canopy leaf index (CLI) assessment device Model Radio-Linked SunScan Canopy System; Manufacture Delta- T United Kingdom Portable device for illumination measurements in the field
30. Leaf area assessment system

Root area assessment system

Model WinDIAS 3 entry level system
Root analysis system Manufacture Delta-T United Kingdom
Leaf and root area measurement
31. Uv/Vis Spectrophotometer Model T70+; Manufacture PG instruments United Kingdom Various research
32. Portable Forest Soil research equipment in the field Soil CO2 analysis system (ACE soil exchange system) Soil CO2 analysis system for field measurements
33. Automatic DNA extraction device Automatic DNA extraction device Qiacube (Qiagen). Gridding devise for DNA extraction Manufacture: Retsch GmbH Modelis: MM400 electrophoresis tool MULTISUB MIDI („Biocom“ltd, United Kingdom) with visualization module  („Biocom“ltd, United Kingdom) Automatic DNA extraction device
34. DNA amplification device (PCR) DNA amplification device (Temperature cycling) – GeneAmp 9700 Gold DNA amplification device for further DNA fragments analysis
35. DNA analysis system ABI PRISM 310 GENETIC ANALYZER DNA analyzer (sequencer) and capillary electrophoresis device – ABI PRISM 310 GENETIC ANALYZER DNA analysis system for genetic diversity and genetic marker studies