Nizhny Novgorod enterprises of the agricultural holding "AFG National" are completing harvesting work. This year, the gross harvest of potatoes exceeded 41 thousand tons, seed - 14 thousand tons. The average yield of ware potatoes at the AFG National sites was 450 kg / ha, which is twice the average yield in the region.
- In the first half of the season there were difficult weather conditions that affected crop yields. However, in our case, the losses were minimal and predictable.
AFG National has declared the current year the year of quality, therefore a low percentage of potato rejection is of paramount importance to us, ”said Valery Maslanov, head of the Vegetables division. Now carrot harvesting is being completed. Of 250 hectares of land used for growing root crops, 234 hectares were harvested.
According to the forecast, the gross harvest of carrots will be about 20 thousand tons. - Carrots, unlike potatoes, are less susceptible to cold weather, because summer cold had almost no effect on productivity. Now we had to suspend the harvesting campaign due to rains. As soon as the weather allows to enter the field again, the remaining area will be cleaned within two to three days, ”Valery Maslanov explained.
Harvesting of leguminous crops such as barley, oats and peas has also been completed. The barley crop amounted to 3,6 thousand tons, oats - 760 tons, peas - 437 tons. Recall that AFG National Group has been growing potatoes and open field vegetables in the Nizhny Novgorod region since 2015. During this time, the holding invested more than 3 billion rubles in the development of the vegetable growing sector in the region.
The funds were used to increase the land bank, increase production volumes, build modern vegetable storages with a total capacity of over 40 thousand tons, organize irrigation on 3,1 thousand hectares, upgrade agricultural machinery and equipment for washing and packaging products. AFG National Group of Companies produces 18% of table potatoes and more than 90% of table carrots of the total production of these crops in the region.
Products are sold pre-packaged in federal and regional retail chains under the trademarks Natural Selection and Vegetable League. The total land bank of an agricultural holding in the Nizhny Novgorod Region is 10,6 thousand ha. Investors plan to further expand the area for planting potatoes and vegetables in the region and increase production to 200 thousand tons per year.
A source: http://www.advis.ru