Novgorod farmer Ivan Pireyev is actively harvesting potatoes. Every day, his farm ships 15-20 tons of fresh tubers to the trading networks of Veliky Novgorod.
Ivan Pireyev explains the early harvest by the early (in the 20th of April) planting dates and excellent seed material of the Kolomba variety. Productivity for today is more than 220 centners of tubers per hectare.
Completing the harvesting of early potatoes, the farmer is already starting to harvest mid-season varieties. In total, this crop occupies 120 hectares.