Leonid Vasilyevich Kukresh (b. 27.07.1938, v. Rechen, Lyuban district, Minsk region.), a scientist in the field of crop production, breeder. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2003), Academician of the Academy of Agrarian Sciences of the Republic of Belarus (1996-2002), Doctor of Agricultural Sciences (1985), Professor (2000). Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus (1999).
Scientific works in the field of breeding, farming and crop production. Contributed to the development of technology for the cultivation of leguminous crops, the solution of problems of production of vegetable protein, increasing the productivity of grain farming. Under his leadership and with direct participation in Belarus, extensive work has been carried out on the selection of peas and the spring wiki. As a result, pea varieties of morphotypes Belus, Agat, Belarus, Svitanak, spring wiki Natalie were created and zoned. Co-author of the spring triticale variety created in Belarus Inessa.
Author of more than 180 scientific papers, 7 monographs.