Iosif Mikhailovich Bogdevich (b. 28.08.1937, v. Vasilishki, Shchuchinsky district, Grodno region), a scientist in the field of agrochemistry and agricultural radioecology. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2003), Academician of the Academy of Agrarian Sciences of the Republic of Belarus (1994), foreign member of the Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences (2002), Doctor of Agricultural Sciences (1992), Professor (1992). Honored Worker of Agriculture of the Republic of Belarus (1997).
Scientific works in the field of agrochemistry and radioecology. Developed a scientific basis for the effective use of fertilizers and soil fertility management. He substantiated the concept of a controlled increase in the fertility of sod-podzolic soils, determined ways of overcoming the negative consequences of chemical and radioactive contamination of soils. Developed integrated soil fertility models with environmental restrictions on the use of chemicals and the regulatory and methodological basis of a computer fertilizer system, a set of practical measures to improve soil fertility and fertilizer efficiency in the country with a distinctive feature of bottom-up planning: field-crop rotation household. He established theoretically significant quantitative dependencies of migration and radionuclide inputs into agricultural crops on the particle size distribution, moisture regime and agrochemical properties of soils. He proposed a series of new environmentally friendly forms of mineral fertilizers with trace elements and biostimulants.
Author of more than 600 scientific papers, incl. 6 monographs, 35 copyright certificates for inventions and patents.
International Prize of the Potassium Producers Union (1995). State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in 2002 for the series of works "Creating a complex of educational literature on agrochemistry for higher and secondary specialized agricultural educational institutions".