A new brand may appear in Pomorie. According to the Minister of Regional Ministry of Trade Irina Bazhanova, elite potatoes may well glorify the Arkhangelsk region.
Last year alone, seed-growing enterprises of the Arkhangelsk Region — the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Kotlasskoye, the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Kholmogorskoye, LLC APK Lubovskoye, LLC Knyazhestrovskoye — produced more than 500 tons of original potato seeds and more than 3 thousand tons of elite.
“We perfectly understand that there is no need to collect two harvests of marketable potatoes in the region, there is no need to compete with the southern regions of the country,” said Irina Bazhanova. - The competitive advantage of the Arkhangelsk region is in the production of seed potatoes. Today, it is our region that is included by the Ministry of Agriculture among the priorities for the development of seed crop production. The production of high-quality seed potatoes may become another bright brand of Pomerania.
The minister came to such conclusions after a working visit to the Lyubovskoye agricultural enterprise, the second farm in Russia that uses modern technology for the production of elite seed potatoes in its work.
A few years ago, farmers had the opportunity to purchase super-elite seed potatoes in Western Europe. Now there is no such possibility, but the need for high-level seed material exists. The Arkhangelsk region has all the necessary conditions for the active development of elite seed production, climatic and phytosanitary characteristics, including a low infectious background that minimizes the spread of the most harmful viral diseases.
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