AP09260017 «Research of the influence of soil salinity on the growth and development of corn in the Otrar region and the development of a space-based method for yield forecasting».

Project goal. Study of the influence of soil salinity on the growth and development of corn by modern method and development of a space-based method for yield forecasting.

Amount of funding. 53.3 million tenge (2021-2023 (36 months)).

Relevance of the research theme. Food security in any country is inseparably linked to the development of agriculture, including husbandary. Indicators of development of agriculture are characterized by an agromeliorative condition of agricultural lands and productivity of agricultural crops. Studying the agromeliorative state of arable land, the ecological state and the projected crop yield by traditional methods requires a lot of time and money. Therefore, one of the urgent problems is the improvement of new, aerospace-based research methods. Our proposed project “Research of the influence of soil salinity on the growth and development of corn in the Otrar region and the development of a space-based method for yield forecasting” is dedicated to this issue.

The idea of the project is to identify the degree of influence of soil salinity and development of the leading culture of corn with modern method and basing on the received data dependence according to the satellite image of the degree of soil salinity and biomass of corn to develop a space-based method of predicting the corn yield.

Expected Results

The following project results will be published:

  • 1 review scientific article and 2 scientific articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals in the scientific direction of the project, indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science database and (or) having a CiteScore percentile in the Scopus database of at least 35 (thirty-five);
  • 2 articles in a peer-reviewed foreign or domestic publication recommended by CCSES;
  • At the end of the project, a monograph will be published on the theme “Agricultural landscapes of the Otyrar region”;
  • A security document will be obtained in the form of an author’s certificate.

The scope and target consumers of each of the expected results. The target consumers of theoretical results are research institutes, Universities that conduct research in agricultural and environmental areas, and practical results are economic entities of all forms of ownership (farmers, agricultural cooperatives, etc.), decision – making institutions (local administrations, rural districts, departments of agriculture, etc.).

Research team

Laiskhanov Shakhislam Uzakbaevich, PhD –  scientific supervisor of the project, Postdoctoral Fellow (Postdoc) of the Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical, who has published more than 50 scientific publications, including 4 articles in the Scopus database. The h-index is equal to 2 in the Scopus database (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56983077100), https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3353-9681).

Smanov Zhasulan Maratuly, researcher – responsible executor, researcher of Department of Saline Soil Reclamation, U.U.Uspanov Kazakh research institute of soil science and agricultural chemistry and PhD student of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography.  The main results of his research were published in more than 15 scientific articles, including 5 articles in the Scopus database. The h-index is equal to 1. (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57211743539)

Kaymuldinova Kulyash Duysenbayevna, doctor of geographical sciences, chief researcher – responsible executor, Professor, Director of The Institute of natural Science and geography of the Abay Kazakh national pedagogical University. She has published more than 200 scientific papers, including 4 articles in the Scopus database. The h-index is 1 in the Scopus database (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55976304200).

Aliaskarov Duman Toktarovich, PhD,  senior researcher – executor, senior lecturer at the Institute of natural Science and geography of the Abay Kazakh national pedagogical university. Author of more than 25 publications, including 1 article in the Scopus database (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?origin=resultslist&authorId=57208165117&zone=), 1 monograph, 2 textbooks.

Poshanov Maksat Nurbayevich, master of soil science, researcher – executor, Scientist of the Department of saline soil reclamation of the U. U. Uspanov Kazakh research Institute of soil science and Agrochemistry,  PhD-student of the Kazakh national agrarian University. The main results of scientific activity are reflected in 30 scientific publications, including 3 articles in the Scopus database. The h-index is equal to 1 in the Scopus database (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56983038700).

Yeraulet Tulegenov, PhD, researcher – executor, Head of the department of Kazakh woman’s teacher training university. The main results of scientific activity are reflected in 30 scientific publications, including 1 articles in the Scopus database (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?origin=resultslist&authorId=57208165117&zone=).

Abikbaev Yerzhan Rahimberdiev, master of natural sciences, researcher – executor, PhD-student of the Abai Kazakh national pedagogical university. Author of more than 20 publications, including 1 article in the Scopus database.

Askanbek Aigerim Askanbekkyzy, master of Agricultural Sciences, researcher – executor,  PhD-student of Dulati Taraz Regional University. Author of more than 20 scientific papers.

Myrzaly Nazira Berdigulovna, master of natural sciences, young researcher – executor, PhD-student of the Abai Kazakh national pedagogical university. Author of more than 15 publications.