Peter Kossovich Samsonovich( Agrochemists, plant physiologist, soil scientist, agronomist.)
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Biography Peter Kossovich Samsonovich
(16.HI.1862 Gorki, Mogilev province - 13.VIII.1915, with. Sestrin Krasninskoe district of Smolensk province)
Graduated from the natural faculty of Moscow University (1887) and Peter the agricultural and forestry academy (1889). In 1894, Mr.. became an assistant professor department pochvoznaniya Petersburg Forestry Institute. Since 1902. and the end of life was a professor of the Institute of Soil Science Department with the basics of agriculture, and in 1905-07, 1909-11 gg. - Its elected director. In 1891-92 he. taught chemistry at the School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. He founded and edited the ten years of the magazine contained its means. The magazine existed until 1931. Organized chemical studies of soil Mugan steppe (Azerbaijan), Central Asia, through the built railroads. K. first gave the technique pot experiments. Established phenomenon of symbiosis azotousvaivayuschih bacteria and algae. Continuing the work of his uncle, Professor IA. Stebuta, set long-term field experiments on soil liming. He was engaged in cycles of sulfur and chlorine in nature, determined their contents in the water and the atmosphere. Compiled and published "A short course of general soil science, not time to finish the major work" Fundamentals of soils.
Lit.: Agricultural Encyclopedia. - V.3. - M., 1972. - P. 392-393; People of Russian science. - M., 1963; Biographical Dictionary of Science and Technology leaders. - T. 1. - M., 1958. - S.447.