Once again, the best specialists in seed production and plant growing in Russia and abroad will gather in North Ossetia. On August 17-18, the FAT-AGRO site will host the V International Scientific and Practical Seminar on the problems and prospects of developing seed production in Russia.
The event will be attended by more than 150 participants from different regions of Russia, as well as specialists from France, Germany, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, etc. Within two days, guests will be introduced to the full cycle of seed potato production.
The main issues of the plenary session and practical workshops will be advanced technologies for obtaining healthy material, an analysis of the experience of European colleagues, the benefits of seed development in high mountain areas, as well as the best methods for diagnosing seed potatoes.
The international seminar devoted to pressing issues of seed production, today has acquired the status of a traditional professional forum. The event is supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation and the All-Russian Research Institute of Potato named after A. G. Lorch.
In recent years, the potato market segment in Russia has been growing and improving quite quickly and dynamically. However, a number of problems do not allow to realize the potential of many projects to the full. The lack of high-quality seed material seriously inhibits the growth of potato yields in Russia. The development strategy of selection and seed production in the Russian Federation for the period until 2020 says that it is important to develop and maintain these areas in modern conditions through the creation of a system of self-regulatory organizations, individual companies of a European format and level that could interact with each other and learn from each other. It is believed that it was the practice of creating private breeding firms that formed the basis for the successful development of this industry in Europe.
FAT-AGRO LLC (Bavaria Group of Companies) is one of the most promising enterprises in the industry, on the basis of which the project of a modern seed-growing center is implemented and an advanced complex is operating, which includes separate laboratories for soil and tuber analysis, virus-free material, and PCR - and immunodiagnostics. The advanced research methods introduced into the work allow tracking the quality of seed potatoes at each stage of production. Also, the company’s specialists created the Bank of Healthy Varieties (in a special zone at an altitude of more than 2500 m), with more than 80 items. It is worth emphasizing that the company is assigned the only recognized spatial isolation zone in Russia, the area of which has doubled over the past three years.
Date of event: 17-18 August
Address: Vladikavkaz, st. Telman 45
Start: 9.00 (Official opening, August 17).
- The head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania - Vyacheslav Zelimkhanovich Bitarov.
- Director of the Department of Plant Production, Chemicalization and Plant Protection of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation - Petr Aleksandrovich Chekmarev.
The Governor of the Stavropol Territory is Vladimir Vladimirovich Vladimirov.
- Representative of the Office of the Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation in the North Caucasus Federal District.
-director A.G. Lorha - Sergey Valentinovich Zhevora.
- Representatives of breeding and seed companies in Sweden, India, Holland, France, Azerbaijan and Russia.
A source: http://nia-krym.ru