A dangerous weed for humans, hogweed, with the harm from which many Russians are familiar, turned out to be an excellent predecessor for potatoes. This ability was wisely used by a farmer from the Novgorod region of Lithuanian origin Zhilvinas Spulginas, according to Novgorodskie vedomosti.
When studying hogweed in a natural environment, scientists often noted that the soil under the weed becomes clean and high-quality humus. The potato grower used several hectares of such fields. The farmer works with his wife Lydia and 18-year-old son Davidas. They squeezed through the soil after the weed, completed all maintenance work and deep plowing and applied organic fertilizers.
According to the potato grower, he recently harvested an early Colombo variety, and now he is harvesting mid-season cultivars. The first of them had an excellent yield of 400 centners per hectare. According to Zhulvinas, the culture grew especially well in the fields, where before there was a hogweed.
Now, through a grant, the family was able to replenish the land area, buy several units of equipment and invested in the creation of a pre-sale preparation workshop. According to farmers, it will open this fall, and now the repair of the building rented for it is nearing completion. Also, according to ильilvinas, in the near future he plans to create a cooperative where his son will be engaged in the cultivation of culture, and he and his wife will wash, clean, pack and sell it.
A source: https://rosng.ru/