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Problems of Use and Reproduction of Phytogenic Food and Medicinal Forest Resources on the Forest Fund Lands of the Kostroma Region

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S. S. Makarov, E.S. Bagayev , S.Yu. Tsaregradskaya, I.B. Kuznetsova

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The article provides the results of studies on the assessment of the potential of the phytogenic food and medicinal resources of the forest on the lands of the forest fund of the Kostroma region. The authors note that the forests of the region have large reserves of these resources, but their level of use remains low – on average in the region of 10 %. Harvesting of food forest resources and collection of medicinal plants as a type of business activity are not practiced, there is no lease of forest plots for this purpose. At the same time, the share of non-wood forest products accounts for more than 10 % of the total value of all forest products and in some cases exceeds the cost of wood. Zoning of food and medicinal plants in the Kostroma region by the largest biological reserves of resources is given. Potential centers for industrial procurement and processing of food and medicine resources have been identified. The resource, technological and economic justification for the organization of the preparation and processing of food and medicinal resources on an industrial basis. Particular attention should be paid to the organization and intensification of the cultivation of forest fruit, berry, ornamental and medicinal plants, the development of technology and agricultural technology of the cultivation of berry crops, the breeding of new highly productive varieties.


S.S. Makarov1, Postgraduate Student, Senior Research Scientist; ORCID: 0000-0003-0564-8888 
E.S. Bagayev1, Candidate of Agriculture, Acting Deputy Director for Science; ORCID: 0000-0001-6527-4748 
S.Yu. Tsaregradskaya2, Candidate of Agriculture, Scientific Secretary
I.B. Kuznetsova3, Candidate of Agriculture, Assoc. Prof

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1Central-European Forest Experimental Station, Prospekt Mira str., 134, Kostroma, 156013, Russian Federation; e-mail:
2All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Silviculture and Forestry Mechanization, ul. Institutskaya, 15, Pushkino, Moscow region, 141202, Russian Federation; e-mail:
3Kostroma State Agricultural Academy, Karavayevskaya s\a, 34, pos. Karavaevo, Kostroma region, 156530, Russian Federation; e-mail:


forest management, non-timber forest resources, fruit and berry plants, mushrooms, medicinal raw materials, harvesting, processing

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Makarov S.S. Bagaev E.S., Tsaregradskaya S.Yu., Kuznetsova I.B. Рroblems of use and Reproduction of Phytogenic Food and medicinal Forest Resources on the Forest Fund Lands of the Kostroma region. Lesnoy Zhurnal [Russian Forestry Journal], 2019, no. 6, pp. 118–131. DOI: 10.17238/issn0536-1036.2019.6.118
 *The article is published within the framework of implementation of the scientific journals development program in 2019.


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Problems of Use and Reproduction of Phytogenic Food and Medicinal Forest Resources on the Forest Fund Lands of the Kostroma Region