Potato production in the Kostroma region is one of the traditional subsectors of agriculture. More than 60 farms are engaged in the cultivation of potatoes (table and seed) in the region, including such enterprises as LLC Mechta, LLC Kostromskoy Potato, LLC Minsk, IP GKFH Buravleva V.A.
KOSTROM POTATO LLC Kostroma District
Formed in 2005. Head of the enterprise - Alexander Alekseevich Pilipchuk
The production base is located in the village. Apraksino. In total, the farm cultivates about 1000 hectares of land, and also uses the fields rented for crop rotation. Specialization - production of seed potatoes, including under the order, for Lam Weston Belaya Dacha LLC, HZP-C Sadokas JSC, Stet Rus LLC.
The enterprise successfully implements advanced technologies, is equipped with the entire line of equipment for the production of potatoes from GRIMME - from tillage to warehouse equipment, all production processes are automated.
LLC "DREAM" Kostroma district
Formed in 1998. Head of the enterprise - Galina Pavlovna Lazutina
The production base of the agricultural enterprise is located in the southeast of the region, 8 km from the city of Kostroma.
The history of the enterprise began in May 1993 with two hectares of land and a 1976 tractor released by the collective farm. A family of novice farmers, the Lazutins, planted an early potato variety Izora. The harvest has grown well. In the same year, a new MTZ-80 tractor was bought from the proceeds from the sale of potatoes. The whole family worked: they planted, collected, sorted, transported for sale. The work brought income, which made it possible to develop further, increase the area, production volumes, buy equipment, build storage facilities. In 1998, the farm was reorganized into OOO Mechta. Today the enterprise is one of the largest in the region and is engaged in the production of ware potatoes and open field vegetables: white cabbage, beetroot and carrots. The farm uses 600 hectares of land, of which 300 hectares are used for potato cultivation. Potatoes are harvested with GRIMME BR 150 and SE 75-40 combines.
The enterprise has modern storage facilities equipped with lines for sorting and packing vegetables.
MINSKOE LLC Kostroma district
Head of the enterprise - Alexey Anatolyevich Volkhonsky
In 1963, an experimental production farm was created near the village of Minskoye. The main areas of the enterprise are the production of elite seeds of grain crops, potatoes and perennial grasses, as well as the breeding of the Kostroma breed of cows. In 2009, when, as a result of reorganizations, the farm was transformed into JSC "Minskoe", and in 2013 - into LLC "Minskoye".
The company has retained and expanded all areas of activity.
At the moment, the total area of the enterprise's land is 2100 hectares, of which 125 hectares are allocated for potatoes.
Also, the farm is engaged in the cultivation of grain crops (600 ha), beets (5 ha), carrots (7 ha). The potato yield in 2019 was 32 t / ha. Potatoes are planted with planters GRIMME GL 430, harvesting with trailed potato harvesters of the SE series. Most of the harvest is supplied to the stores of the Vysshaya Liga retail chain in the Kostroma, Ivanovo and Yaroslavl regions.
IP GKFH BURAVLEVA V.A. Kostroma region
Formed in 2005. Head of the enterprise - Victor Alexandrovich Buravlev
The production base is located in the village of Sukhonogovo. The current leader began his activity together with his father - Alexander Sergeevich Buravlev - from 20 hectares allotted for potatoes.
The first crops were harvested by the Ryazanets domestic potato harvester. Gradually, the economy grew, the area expanded and the equipment park was updated. To date, the company owns 150 hectares of land. In 2019, 60 hectares of potatoes were planted; the yield amounted to over 40 t / ha. The farm uses the GRIMME BR 150 combine harvester.
Potato growers of the Kostroma region today are faced with many problems, the key of which is close and understandable to all Russian agricultural producers of the same profile - these are extremely low prices for products that have persisted for several years in a row. The farms see the way out in increasing the efficiency of their labor, work on the quality of the grown product and the development of seed production.