The agricultural firm Slava Potato appeared on the Russian market in 2001, on the wave of the rise in agriculture in general, and the potato industry in particular.
The farm was established in the village of Komsomolskoye, Komsomolsky district of the Chuvash Republic. Work began on 35 hectares of leased land. The main activity of the enterprise is the cultivation of table potatoes and vegetables. In a short time, the agrofirm achieved noticeable results: already in 2008 it was awarded the title of "The best potato-producing company of the Chuvash Republic".
By 2009, the enterprise had grown into a group of companies, which, in addition to the head office, also included the Komsomolskie Vegetables Agrofirm, the Slava Potato-Yalchiki Agrofirm and the Slava Potato-Kanash Agrofirm. The fields of the enterprise were located in three districts of Chuvashia at once: Komsomolsk, Yalchik and Kanash. The total arable land area reached 5300 hectares.
Cereals (spring and winter crops) and green manure were added to the list of crops grown, but the main specialization of the group of companies was the production of seed potatoes.
Specialization - seed production
At first, we were only engaged in reproductive seed production. Then the experience and knowledge gained made it possible to launch the direction for the production of original seed potatoes, which became a profile one for the Agrofirm "Slava Potato - Yalchiki".
In 2015, the farm specialists purchased and planted potato microplants and minitubers in tunnel greenhouses. The results of laboratory studies showed that the experiment was a success: the obtained seed material met the highest requirements.
Two years later, in December 2017, the company opened a modern microclonal propagation laboratory with a capacity of up to 100 thousand microplants per year and built a greenhouse complex, which constantly maintains optimal conditions for obtaining seed material of stable quality.
Today the Slava Potato group of companies is one of the leaders in the region in terms of seed potato cultivation. The enterprise has built a full production cycle: Agrofirm "Slava Potato-Yalchiki" is successfully working to obtain the original and original seed material (microplants, minitubers, 1 field generation, super-super-elite), elite seed potatoes (super-elite, elite); Agrofirm "Slava Potato" continues to develop the production of reproductive seed potatoes. In general, about 250 hectares are allotted for growing seeds.
Every year, about 30 new varieties of potatoes are tested on the test fields of the enterprise. Breeding achievements are tested for resistance to viruses, yield and commercial quality. The best varieties, which have confirmed their advantages for several seasons in a row, are introduced into production. The company pays attention to both high-yielding foreign varieties (Riviera, Red Scarlett, etc.) and promising Russian varieties (Gulliver, Meteor, and from the new season also Krasa Meshchera, Flame).
Seed material obtained in the farms of the Slava Potato Group of Companies is sold throughout Russia, as well as to neighboring countries. The specialists of the group of companies provide high quality consulting services on the choice of varieties and share their experience in growing seed potatoes with customers.
Table potatoes and vegetables For the last 15 years, Slava Potato Group has been one of the largest producers of ware potatoes and vegetables in the Middle Volga region. Three divisions of the enterprise are engaged in the development of this direction: the parent company - Agrofirm "Slava Potato" (growing potatoes), Agrofirm "Slava Potato - Kanash" (growing potatoes) and Agrofirm "Komsomolskie Vegetables" (growing potatoes and vegetables in open ground). In total, the farms allot about 500 hectares for table potatoes, and 50 hectares for vegetables.
The divisions are territorially separated from each other, each of them has its own complex of the latest agricultural machinery, equipment for sorting and storing potatoes. The presence of modern storage facilities (with a total capacity of 25 tons) equipped with automatic microclimate systems and refrigeration equipment allows the group of companies to supply customers with high quality products throughout the entire calendar year.