Alexander V. Korshunov
A.V. Korshunov was born on 1 August 1938 in the village of Shuvary, Kadoshkinsky district, the Mordovian ASSR. He graduated from the Penza Agricultural Institute (1962). Doctor of Agricultural Sciences (1990), Professor (1991), Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (1999), Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2014). He is a prominent scientist in the field of development of ecologically safe adaptive technologies for potato cultivation. He worked as an agronomist of the collective farm in the Kulunda steppe (1962). Research fellow of the Mordovian agricultural experimental station (1963–1964). Post-graduate student, junior research fellow (1965–1969), academic secretary (1970–1976), head of division (1977–1993), deputy director (1994–1995), director (1996–2004), since 2004 – a chief research fellow of FGBNU “A.G. Lorkh All-Russian Research Institute of Potato Farming”.
He scientifically substantiated the complex of agro-practices for managing the volume and quality of potato yield. He developed specialized crop rotations, including with the use of alternative methods. He determined rational terms and rates for the use of organic and mineral fertilizers, ensuring stable yields of environmentally safe long-keeping production. He carried out profound studies of potato root system as an organ of absorption and synthesis. He developed methods for managing the content of nitrates in tubers.
He was awarded the medal “In Memory of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow”. It was published about 300 scientific papers.