In 1949 by initiative of Anahit Ananyan doctor of agriculture sciences, hero of socialisatic work, honored scientist the «selection and seed prodactive station of vegetable and melon Cultures» was founded.
During the years (1949-1981) thanks to leader-ship of her the station acieved great suciess. 15 varieties of vegetable and melon cultures were created, which occupide 90 per cent of area cultivated by these cultures of the whole Republic.
In 1981 Vegetable-melon technology department of Agriculture Institute joind the Station. In 1981-1989 many varieties and hibrides were created and included in production by the head of the station A. Avakyan, doctor of biological science. In 1993 the Station was reformed into Research Institute of Vegetable and Melon cultures, in 1998 Scientific Center of Vegetable and Industrial crops. 1989-2006 H. Aslanyan headed the Scientific Center of Vegetable and Industrial crops and since 2006 to date Scientific Center controls Gayane Sarkisian.
At present 5 departments and 1 laboratory are working in scientific center:
- Solanaceae vegetable crops breeding, seed breeding and technology department
- Cucurbitaceae vegetable crops breeding, seed breeding and technology department
- Greenhouse department
- Plant biochemistry, physiology and processing department
- Non-traditional crops department
- Plant biotechnology laboratory
In this Center 32 researchers, from which 2 Doctors and 10 PhD, are implementing creative works.
Presently, the Scientific Center offers to producers over 60 varieties and hybrids of vegetable and melon crops, a number of new technologies for crop cultivation, as well as 30 different products marinades, jams, dessert potted goods etc.