Gornomariysky district of the Republic of Mari El first began to plant potatoes. This area is the regional leader in the production of vegetables in the open field.
On the basis of a number of farms in the region, ecological variety testing of varieties and hybrids of vegetable crops and potatoes of domestic and foreign selection, including those produced by the Poisk Agroholding, is being conducted.
In order to sustainably produce vegetables and potatoes, land reclamation is being developed in the region. In the advanced farms of the region - LLC "Demetra", KFKh AA Babushkina, KFKh AA Kutuzov - vegetables and potatoes are cultivated using modern irrigation systems.
This year, it is planned to plant potatoes on 1930 hectares in the farms of the Gornomariysky region, of which 727 hectares have been planted so far. Potato in the structure of crops of the republic is present in the farms of 10 regions. In total, 2238 hectares are planned for planting potatoes in the republic.