Crop production is an atypical agricultural direction for Yamal. Its development is clearly not facilitated by the difficult climatic conditions of the Arctic. However, the food security of the region is also ensured by the efforts of the Yamal agrarians. They receive stable district support - partial reimbursement of expenses for the production of potatoes and vegetables, as well as for the purchase of potatoes from the population through consumer societies. In 2018, about eight million rubles are allocated to support crop production in the regional budget.
According to the specialists of the Department for the Development of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, in the Arctic region in 2018, over 40 hectares of land are planned for planting potatoes by agricultural enterprises. The largest area will be occupied by LLC Agrofirm "Tolkinskaya" in Krasnoselkupsky District - 15 hectares. On the second place - Salekhard, in the capital of the district the enterprises "Yamalsky potato" and LLC agricultural firm "Pripolyarnaya" occupied 14 hectares of land for fields. The sowing campaign in the district capital is nearing completion. The Pripolyarnaya agrofirm has already planted potatoes, cabbage and beets. Yamal potatoes started planting this week. This season, the sown area in Salekhard increased by 6 hectares, the farmers needed an additional 10 tons of seeds for this.
In Shuryshkarsky district, the municipal agricultural enterprise "Muzhevskoye" has cultivated 12 hectares for potatoes and has already completed the sowing campaign. Note that the sown area for the population of the district is 70 hectares.
The department of the agro-industrial complex confirmed that the enterprises are provided with seed material and necessary equipment. For planting vegetables of open ground in the district 2 hectares of area are provided.
Note that in 2017, the potato harvest, taking into account households of the population, amounted to 1161 tons. The gross harvest of vegetables in open and closed ground amounted to 183 tons, including 49 tons in agricultural enterprises.
A source: https://rg.ru