Bionanotechnology

Scientific support for the renovation of agriculture


Department of Light Physiology of Plants
and Bioproductivity of Agroecosystems

The department employs 45 researchers, including:
Academicians - 1,
doctors of sciences - 8,
candidates of science - 22
The activities of the Department are aimed at understanding the production, adaptive and environment-transforming ability of plants and associated biota when simulating the action of various factors in controlled conditions and the development of highly efficient resource-saving phytobiotechnologies that ensure an increase in plant productivity and resistance, obtaining high-quality plant products in protected and open ground. The department's developments are presented by a subsidiary enterprise of the Institute, Fitosfera LLC.
Department structure:
- PLANT BIOPHYSICS Laboratory
- PLANT ECOPHYSIOLOGY Laboratory
- Laboratory OF REGULATED AGROECOSYSTEMS
- Sector for Physical Modeling and Agroecosystem Research
- Department of Environmental Microbiology
- SEED BIOPHYSICS Laboratory
- Sector of Agrophysical Foundations of Seed Viability
- Sector of Physical Methods for Research of Seeds, Plants and Their Habitats
The department has an experimental base for year-round carrying out of vegetation experiments in controlled conditions and modern equipment for agro-, biochemical and microbiological analyzes:
mass spectrometer 220-MS with mass spectral library NIST 08,
gas chromatograph 431-GC with capillary injector 1177 (Varian, USA),
gas chromatograph with an electron capture detector (Carlo Erba Strumentaziona, Italy),
gas chromatography-mass spectrometer 500 MS (Varian, USA),
atomic absorption spectrometer AA 240 (Varian, Australia); fiber-optic spectrometer (Ocean Optics Inc., USA;
two-beam spectrophotometer Cary-100 (USA) with an optical range of 190-900 nm, a luminescent microscope "Axiostar plus" (Carl Zeiss, Germany)

TESTING LABORATORY (ACCREDITATION CERTIFICATE No. ROSS RU.0001.516703 dated December 25, 2007)

TEST RESULTS

Results

Data comparing the yield of vegetable and green crops (tomatoes, cucumbers, salads, basil, dill, parsley, onions and berry crops) grown in autonomous phyto-plants, without access to sunlight, using technologies in lighting:

Lighting with agricultural lamps
In particular, the DNaT and DRL lamps show that their use in multi-tiered greenhouses and phytocomplexes, container, home installations is irrational due to the limited radiation spectrum and very high operating temperatures. And they are dangerous to use because of the poisonous gases they contain. Therefore, they are not suitable for cultivation.
Lighting with conventional LEDs
Including, when using a composite spectrum (red, green and blue LEDs), they show that crops grown in multi-tiered greenhouses and phytocomplexes do not give the required growth rate results and have a high content of nitrates in products. Biological inadequacy of peaks and dips leads to dangerous consequences for the eyesight and health of personnel, as well. Therefore, they are not applicable for cultivation.
Solar lighting nanotechnology
They show that crops grown in multi-tiered greenhouses and phytocomplexes using graphene-containing products gave the following results:
- higher productivity of the grown products;
- high quality indicators;
- high rates of resource saving.
Teslar's unique solar light flux has increased the effectiveness of vertical farming technologies, which has expanded the scope of applications, increasing the variety and quality of products obtained.

The use of LED lamps in agriculture is, of course, an officially confirmed fact. Now we are talking about the ability to recreate real sunlight not only for plants, but also for other living organisms, to make it biologically adequate for any organism.

We're used to talking about 10x energy savings - the energy efficiency advantage of LEDs over older incandescent and halogen lighting. However, Teslar's light-irradiation technologies also show themselves 5 times more efficient than DRL lamps, and 2.5 times more efficient compared to fluorescent and DNat lamps.
PHOTO: INCREASING THE YIELD OF TOMATOES IN THE TESLAR PHYTOCOMPLEX BY 20-30% IN COMPARISON WITH OPEN SOIL TECHNOLOGIES AND IN COMPARISON WITH THE PRACTICE OF APPLICATION OF AGRARIAN LAMPS AND CONVENTIONAL LEDS IN GREENHOUSE LIGHTING

Safety and quality


ONE OF THE PRIORITY SOLVED PROBLEMS AND MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS TO THE TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IS ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY.

The conscientiousness and responsibility of Teslar SIA specialists have created a truly sustainable way of producing plant foods.

- No waste.
The materials used are re-processed and reused in production, and the scientific solutions of the Agrophysical Research Institute in St. Petersburg have made it possible to create unique nutrient solutions for plants that are completely safe for the environment and allow them to be reused as fertilizers.

- Lack of harmful emissions.
Teslar recommends its users to use affordable alternative energy and are ready to implement such a project anywhere in the world, regardless of where phytocomplexes are located, from Antarctica and the Arctic, to arid deserts and outer space.

All materials and nutrients used are safe for humans, which has been confirmed by multiple laboratory tests. The safety of the products obtained was assessed in accordance with the approved quality standards. The content and level of permissible values for the content of nitrates in products have the lowest rates and are presented in the yield table.
The organoleptic qualities of the products have exceptional consumer properties and are comparable to fresh crops grown under the sun in environmentally friendly conditions.

Recent research data have shown promising results, allowing us to obtain comparable quantities of fresh vegetables, berries and green crops, which once again proved that we have an environmentally friendly and efficient technology for the production of high-quality products of the 21st century, as well as the opportunity to not only create a solar spectrum, and even more in addition, to shift it to any range, reducing, for example, UV radiation harmful to humans, or any other part of the visible spectrum, individual for each unique living organism.
RADIATION SPECTRUM
Left: phytoeffective and biologically adequate light spectrum
Right: Spectrum of a Teslar graphene-containing solar light

Analysis

Research at the Agrophysical Research Institute in St. Petersburg shows the promise of Teslar solar light sources in terms of performance, with the added benefit that they:
1. More energy efficient and safe than outdated lighting solutions (Dnat, DRL, etc.)
2. More phyto-efficient and safer than traditional LED lighting with a red-blue spectrum for light irradiation of living organisms and for greenhouse production in particular.

The results of this test show that growers can grow fruit, vegetable and salad crops more efficiently using Teslar's stand-alone phytocomplex than outdoors, and in greenhouses with conventional LED lighting or composite lighting technologies, with higher yields and with planned harvests around year.

Modern practitioners use outdated technology as the sole source of supplemental lighting in greenhouses, posing a threat to the planet's ecology and public health. And tests of technologies at the Agrophysical Research Institute in St. Petersburg prove that this should not be the case. Agricultural producers and ordinary users were reluctant to switch to LEDs because they were unsure if LEDs could be as effective for irradiating living organisms and growing plants in particular, and the Agrophysical Research Institute test removes any doubts about the capabilities of LEDs, opening up new perspectives in them. using the technology of the real solar spectrum.

The results achieved answer a question that is becoming increasingly relevant among agronomists, food safety experts, climatologists and environmentalists around the world: how to feed the growing population of the planet without increasing the profits of pharmaceutical companies (we are talking about the production of exceptionally healthy and wholesome food) and without polluting the planet (existing methods of industrial production are recognized as the most toxic areas of human activity and the most destructive for ecosystems over the past 10 million years).

Scientific research was driven by a wide range of tasks, including the development and construction of regulated agroecosystems in a technogenic environment based on the principles of physical modeling of the conditions of their natural counterparts. Including full imitation of the solar spectrum of the sun, photoperiodicity and other modern methods of intensive year-round cultivation of plants. The studies were carried out in the testing laboratories of the Agrophysical Research Institute, in a regulated agroecosystem using vegetation plants of various types, including those provided by Teslar for the study of the growth processes and vital activity of living organisms.
The complex and long-term studies of the processes in the soil substitute - plant systems, while minimizing the influence of "environmental noise", made it possible to identify fundamental regularities.

Scientific activities were also aimed at:
- study of the interaction of the genotype with the habitat, assessment of the effect of light irradiation on the physiological status of living organisms (in this case, plants);
- development of methods for increasing the sustainability of agricultural crops;
- development of an ecologically harmonious system of plant cultivation with the most resource-efficient technologies and a complete absence of emissions and toxic waste;
- development of biotechnological complexes for the year-round intensive production of high-quality plant products with a controlled yield;
- development of strategies and methods for environmentally harmonious biological restoration of chemically contaminated and low-tech agricultural lands and industries.

The methods of light irradiation, as well as the control of the state of organic compounds and plant productivity, developed on the basis of these studies, showed the most impressive ecological, quantitative and qualitative results, with the widest field of practical application and highly appreciated by international colleagues of scientists, governments of different countries, industrial associations and private persons.
YIELD TABLE OF TESLAR PHYTOCOMPLEXES.
REFLECTES QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF PRODUCTS - RESULTS OF TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS PRODUCED IN LABORATORIES OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN ACADEMIC.
Key advantages of phytotechcomplexes
The ability to grow a wide range of vegetable, medicinal and ornamental crops
High technological reliability due to the use of nanomaterials, including under extreme conditions
High quality of the obtained plant products
Environmental Safety
High productivity while minimizing energy and resource costs per unit of production
Mobility - the complexes are collapsible, in terms of weight and dimensions, by truck, rail and air
Technological simplicity of installation and operation of devices
Lower cost of production of plant products in comparison with conventional analogues
RESEARCHING TESLAR SIA FOOD PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES HAVE A FIRST TIME AND HELP TO DETERMINE WHICH OF THEM WILL BE DEMANDED IN FAST-CHANGING CLIMATIC CONDITIONS AND FOR ANY SOLUTION.

Teslar SIA is proud that 9 years ago it joined scientific research and takes an open position, inviting the widest circle of researchers for cooperation. Thanks to such cooperation, Teslar applies only the most advanced technologies in order to find new methods to feed the world's population, improve health and increase the life expectancy of each person.

We welcome the initiative of organizations for the protection of human health from different countries and thank our colleagues for their open willingness to form a scientifically grounded basis for consolidating hygiene and dietary standards at the level of modern fundamental knowledge about the impact of nutrition (dietary preferences) and light hygiene (light irradiation technologies) on health. living organisms and their lifespan. We welcome the formation of an attitude towards health as the main human value and the introduction of mandatory requirements in relation to the compliance of various technological processes of food production with safety requirements for human health. We also welcome and encourage the early eradication of dangerous and common to this day practices of light lighting with non-environmentally friendly incandescent lamps, HPS or DRL lamps, poisoning people and the planet with dangerous vapors and compounds, as well as the practice of traditional LED lighting, which caused massive visual impairment - the epidemic of myopia (myopia). in several countries with a high level of implementation of LED lighting practice (South Korea, USA).
We invite researchers from all over the world, scientific and medical institutions, responsible manufacturers and responsible food companies to cooperate.
365 days a year around the planet for the benefit of the planet and humanity
We implement projects of phytocomplexes of various sizes around the world. From smart mobile bio cameras designed for an apartment or an autonomous complex for a hundred people to stationary scalable greenhouse complexes that can feed a district or city. All year round, regardless of the climate, our technologies provide people with healthy vegetables and fruits, green and salad crops. In urban apartments and in extreme climatic conditions (Vostok Antarctic Station, for example).
In the Russian Federation, our technologies have been highly appreciated by the Institute of Biomedical Problems and the Institute of the Arctic and Antarctic. Specialists of the Department of Plant Light Physiology and Bioproductivity of Agroecosystems of the Agrophysical Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences were directly involved in research and development of application technologies. The work was carried out for 8 years also in European institutions.

The development of these technologies was carried out for several decades by researchers from all over the world - 30 years ago it became obvious to farmers and farmers that growing food in the open field is more unsafe and not efficient enough. We managed to make a significant contribution to the development of greenhouse technology and food production. We continue to work every day to make our technologies even more efficient and more accessible for people of all kinds of income and without it at all. We sincerely want people to get wholesome food in every kindergarten and in every home and office. Because plant-based nutrition is the basis of a healthy life and it has been experimentally established that it can stop the cancer epidemic.

A significant result in the development of food cultivation technologies was achieved by applying in practice an integrated approach to plant cultivation, and a number of revolutionary developments in the field of nanotechnology, which became possible thanks to long-term cooperation with research institutions. So, in order to ensure a timely harvest, our greenhouses use an optimized light and special nutrient medium. And for light irradiation, a unique and extremely phyto-efficient light is used.

We made sustainable food production possible with the highest level of programmability and automation because we want everyone to be given the opportunity to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. To give everyone the opportunity not only to prolong their life, but also to really influence the situation on the entire planet. Because a nutrition strategy is an opportunity for each person to significantly reduce their carbon footprint, which means slow down the rate of destruction of the planet's ecosystems, or even stop the global extinction of species on our planet.