Golden autumn in the vineyard of Uzhhorod National University (video)
In October 2017, the team of the Faculty of Biology began cleaning an area in Derenivka tract for planting a vineyard. This is the place where "berries of the sun" have been grown for centuries. The work turned out to be difficult - the area, which had not been cultivated for more than 30 years, was covered with blackberry, dog rose, thorn bushes and young acacia and oak trees. However, three weeks later, thanks to the efforts of students of the Department of Horticulture and Viticulture, the area of 0.5 hectares was ready for planting.
On October 20, 2017, the team led by the rector of Uzhhorod National University Volodymyr Smolanka and vice-rectors planted the first 160 bushes of white technical grape varieties Sauvignon Blanc and Chersegi Fuzeresh. The next two years were spent in painstaking work of caring for plants, protecting them from pests, arrangement of rows, formation of bushes, planting new varieties (Traminer Pink, Muscat Otonel).
Thus, this has been the time when students of agronomy gained extensive experience and practical skills that will be useful to them in their future profession.