The situation that developed during the war put the Soviet economy in very difficult conditions. The work of scientific centers located in the regions of the Urals and Kazakhstan, including Siberia, was strengthened.
In the Khanty-Mansiysk National District during the war years, the Strongpoint was headed by Golyanovskaya Ariadna Nikolaevna, an agronomist by profession.
In the difficult period of wartime, in harsh climatic conditions, the team of the Stronghold continued research on the agricultural development of the northern region and the selection of early ripening and fruitful varieties of agricultural crops. In 1942, for the first time in the district, planned vegetable seed production began on collective farms. In 1943, seeds were already grown: cabbage - 64 kilograms, carrots - 104, beets - 71, turnips - 32, radishes - 12, rutabagas - 35, radishes - 29, tomatoes - 2, cucumbers - 6.