A scientific and practical seminar on the assessment of highly productive and high-quality varieties of potato of Russian selection was held on June 22 in Predgorny district on the basis of Predgornoye LLC.
The event was organized by the Russian selection and genetic center "DokaJin", GKU "Stavropol Agricultural Information and Consulting Center" and the Union of vegetable growers of the Stavropol Territory. In total, the seminar was attended by more than 60 people, including heads and specialists of agricultural enterprises, territorial administrations of the Predgorny and Shpakovsky municipal districts, Mineralovodsky and Kirovsky urban districts, the seed-breeding center of LLC Meristemnye Kultury, chapter K (F) of the Krai, and also guests - potato growers from neighboring Kabardino-Balkaria.
Plant growers got acquainted with new domestic varieties of potatoes, which have a selection direction for quality. “Especially should be highlighted ultra-ripe varieties that form a crop of 30-40 tons per hectare for 50 days: Carmen and Indigo. They are of high quality and even medicinal properties that have a beneficial effect on the digestive system, ”said Vladimir Tselovalnikov, director of the Union of Vegetable Growers of the Stavropol Territory. In total, DokaGin GC introduced 24 varieties to specialists - all of them are highly resistant to diseases and pests.
Comments and characteristics of the domestic seed production were given by the head of the breeding program, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences Sergey Banadysev. The participants were greatly interested in the discussion platform, on which the participants exchanged views, as well as expressed suggestions for further development of the sub-sector in the region. “The seminar is extremely important for our region, which annually grows about 400 thousand tons of potatoes, providing for itself and selling products to other regions. A very relevant topic of the seminar was the creation of a modern potato seed system in the Stavropol Territory. The developed proposals will be submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Territory in the near future, ”Vladimir Tselovalnikov summed up.
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