Vasiliy PUSTOVOYT, USSR Selectionist. Full member, All-Union Lenin Academy, of Agriculture Science, since 1956; Head,Department of Selection and Seed-Growing and Director of a Laboratory, Institute of Oleaceae and Ethereal Oil Crops, Krasnodar, since 1935. two Order of Lenin; Order of Red Banner of Labor; two Badges of Honor; Stalin Prize, 1946; Lenin Prize, 1959; Hero of Socialist Labor, 1957; medal “Hammer and Sickle”, 1957.
1912-1930 Head, “Kruglik” Experimental Selection Field, Krasnodar, from which was organized All-Union Research Institute of Oleaceae Crops, renamed 1954 Institute of Oleaceae and Ethereal Oil Crops. Works deal with selection and seed-growing of basic Kuban field crops. Winter and spring wheat, oats, barley, sunflowers and maize.
Developed many varieties of sunflower, castor plant, millet, winter and spring wheat and winter rye.