Astrakhan and Bryansk farmers postponed potato harvesting for a week due to weather conditions. As TASS writes, in In mid-June, the Ministry of Agriculture announced a possible decrease in the harvest of grain, potatoes and sugar beets in Russia compared to last year.
Potato growers in our region even glad long rainy season. “The weather delayed the harvest a little by 7-10 days. No longer affected. Harvest good with us. This weather is even better for potatoes than a heat of 40-50 degrees, ”explained Alexander Chulanov, head of the local peasant farm.
This year, the area under planting of early and late potatoes in the Astrakhan region amounted to 9,5 thousand hectares.