The laboratory of the state farm "Zarechye" near Moscow is one of the best in the country.
The laboratory of the state farm "Zarechye" near Moscow is one of the best in the country. Here champignons are cultivated.
As far back as 1871, agronomist Grachev made a report about Russian champignons. At that time they were cultivated on wild mushroom spawn and from this reason there were frequent failures. Today mushroom spawn is obtained in the laboratory. The champignons multiply by spores. As many as one and a half million of them have to be planted in various nutritious environments in order to obtain 100-120 days later the white cobweb - the mushroom spawn. The champignon shop is equipped with the most up to dated mechanisms. Here the mushroom bodies developed in three months time from the spawn in 12 reinforce concrete chambers, on fertilized beds. They develop at a temperature of plus 16-18 degrees with a relative humidity of the air of 85-90 percent. Champignons are cultivated all year round.
Some day Serezha Sadsovich will recall that day as the first big event in his life. Photographers, reporters and, if he could write, his first autographs...
But Serezha can't write, he is only six years old, although age hasn't proved to be an obstacle in what is most important: at the International Children's Art competition in Switzerland, Serezha Sadsovichu won first prize for his painting "Hunters."
Of the 86 Soviet youngsters who took part in the competition, eleven were awarded prizes. At the Friendship House in Moscow, a representative of the Swiss embassy Mr. Graber presents the children with the diplomas of winners and gifts.
"The exhibition of your works, he told the young artists, aroused great interest not only among children in Switzerland but also among adults.
Besides Serezha, first prize goes to Masha Bunina Dima Yakolev, Zhenya Medvedev.