The roar of an iron horse disturbs the calmness of the autumn field, but it simplifies the work of farmers. Such a caterpillar giant replaces three trailed combines, and instead of five, two people work in shifts. Using this self-propelled harvester, you can harvest 62 tons of potatoes per hour.
“I make all the settings through one monitor, there are eight cameras, the patency of potatoes is monitored,” says machine operator Mikhail Pravdin.
Able to reach speeds of up to 15-20 kilometers per hour, while capturing four beds at once, such a machine speeds up the cleaning process by one and a half times.
According to Roland Kaplanyan, the chief agronomist of the peasant farm, “we have a total area of 5600 hectares, of which almost 5 thousand were removed. This year, the harvest is almost one and a half times more than last year, because we were accompanied by the weather. ”
A rainy and warm summer is a paradise for potatoes and half the success for agricultural enterprises. Now, at the time of the harvest, farmers sell starch vegetables from 6 to 12 rubles per kilogram, depending on the variety. Over time, the price tag will increase, but the potato itself will calmly wait in the wings.
No tuber can escape this stage. Potatoes arrive at the receiving line with the ground, but during such an attraction they are completely peeled, and at the exit they are ready for packaging or storage.
For more than a month, hard work has been going on on 19 and a half thousand hectares - this is exactly the area in the Tula region that was allocated this year for second bread, and according to this indicator the region is in second place in Russia.
According to Alexei Stepin, director of the department of state policy in the field of agribusiness and rural development of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Tula region, “more than 500 thousand tons were collected, this is 200 thousand more than last year. Also harvest 15% of the potatoes. ”
Agricultural producers record high productivity - more than 300 centners per hectare. However, while it’s too early to sum up, how plentiful the crop will be, the end of October will show.
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