The Department of Plant Protection and Ecotoxicology held an Interregional Scientific and Practical Video Conference “Innovative directions of agricultural crops cultivation” dedicated to the Year of Science and Technology on 29/01/2021. The conference was attended by the pedagogical and scientific-pedagogical workers of the Oryol State Agrarian University, researchers from the Federal Research Center for Grain Legumes, the Head of the Orel Representative Office of JSC “Shchelkovo Agrokhim” Viktor Titov, practitioners, young scientists, graduate students and students of the Orel State Agricultural University and the Kursk State Agricultural Academy.

The conference participants touched upon topical issues of modern technologies for the production of crop products and the modernization of agricultural education at the present stage of development.

We express our gratitude to the participants and guests of the conference. We hope that the experience gained during the work of the conference will be useful in the process of further research work, the proposed recommendations will find application in practice.