Don vegetable growers gave the first forecast for the crop. It depends on many factors, but of course, primarily on the weather. This year she is on the side of farmers. So, we can talk about good prospects. In areas where they are engaged in vegetable growing, they are already thinking where to store the surplus, and the main question is what the price will be.
If potato bushes are strewn with flowers, this is a sign that the plants feel great. Moisture, sun, nutrients - all in abundance. On the field in one of the farms of the Proletarsky district, they are trying to create ideal conditions for the vegetable crop - watering, top dressing, treatment from pests and diseases.
“A normal potato bush should lay 10 to 13-14 tubers. Last year we had from 8 to 12 - less. This year, I think, we’re going no worse than last year, or even a little better, ”says agronomist Alexei Dendibery.
The number of tubers in the root system of one plant easily exceeds ten. So, the year is good for potatoes. The same can be said of another culture from the so-called borsch set.
This year, onions ripen about 2 weeks later than last season. The cool weather affects the end of spring - the beginning of summer. However, in general, the conditions for the formation of a good harvest this year are much more favorable - the ratio of heat and moisture. If last year these fields produced about 70 tons of onions per hectare, then this year the probability of receiving 90 tons is very high.
The fact that these two cultures, which underlie any diet, have become ugly is good news, first of all, for the consumer. Most manufacturers are likely to encounter a sales problem. At this farm, we secured an agreement on the supply of potatoes to a potato chips factory. Almost all products are guaranteed to go there. But even in this case, seriously cultivating makes sense only if you have your own storage facilities. To hand over potatoes in the fall at 6-8 rubles per kilogram or overexposure until spring, when the price rises to 13-14 rubles - the choice in favor of warehouses is obvious.
The onion economy is even more complicated. The culture is extremely popular, many grow onions. Therefore, almost any manufacturer will say that it survives in fierce competition.
“Volgograd greatly increased, Astrakhan, the Krasnodar Territory began to engage. And it’s very hard for us to compete with them, because they have better land, better heat, less frost in the winter, they have warmth before. We enter the market with our products when they are already trading at full height. And the price is already starting to fall, ”says Vladimir Bukhtiyarov, head of the agricultural enterprise.
However, by and large, the mass buyer does not care whose products are on the counter - if only the price was low. This year, the preconditions - both economic and agronomic - are being formed in such a way that potatoes and onions will be in abundance. And their price is unlikely to exceed reasonable limits.
A source: http://dontr.ru