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
Established in 2005. Head of the enterprise - Alexander Alekseevich Pilipchuk
The production base is located in with. Apraxino. In total, the farm processes about 1000 hectares of land, and also uses fields rented for crop rotation. His specialization is the production of seed potatoes, including on order, for Lem Weston Belaya Dacha LLC, HCH-Zet-P-Zi Sadokas, Stet Rus LLC.
The company successfully implements advanced technologies, is equipped with the entire line of equipment for potato production by GRIMME, from tillage to warehouse equipment, all production processes are automated.
LLC "DREAM" Kostroma district
Established in 1998. The head of the enterprise is Galina Pavlovna Lazutina
The agricultural production base 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 written off by the collective farm. A family of novice Lazutin farmers planted an early variety of Isora potatoes. Harvest grew good. In the same year, with the proceeds from the sale of potatoes, they bought a new MTZ-80 tractor. They worked with the whole family: they planted, collected, sorted, carried for sale. The work brought income, which allowed it to develop further, increase the area, production volumes, buy equipment, build storage facilities. In 1998, the farm was reorganized into LLC Dream. Today, the company is one of the largest in the region and is engaged in the production of ware potatoes and open ground vegetables: white cabbage, table beets and carrots. The farm uses 600 hectares of land, 300 hectares of which are occupied by the cultivation of potatoes. Potatoes are harvested by the GRIMME BR 150 and SE 75-40 combines.
The company has modern storage facilities equipped with lines for sorting and packaging vegetables.
MINSKOE LLC Kostroma district
The head of the enterprise is Alexey Anatolievich Volkhonsky
In 1963, a pilot production facility was established near the village of Minsk. The main directions of the enterprise were the production of elite seeds of grain crops, potatoes and perennial grasses, as well as breeding of the Kostroma breed of cows. In 2009, when, as a result of the reorganization, the economy was transformed into OJSC “Minskoye”, and in 2013 - into LLC “Minskoye”.
The company has maintained and expanded all areas of activity.
Currently, the total land area of the enterprise is 2100 hectares, of which 125 hectares are reserved for potatoes.
Also, the farm is engaged in growing crops (600 ha), beets (5 ha), carrots (7 ha). Potato yield in 2019 was 32 t / ha. Potatoes are planted with GRIMME GL 430 planters, harvested with SE series trailed potato harvesters. Most of the crop is delivered to the stores of the Premier League trade network in the Kostroma, Ivanovo and Yaroslavl regions.
IP GKFH BURAVLEVA V.A. Kostroma region
Established in 2005. The head of the enterprise is Viktor Alexandrovich Buravlev
The production base is located in Sukhonogovo. The current leader began his activities with his father - Alexander Sergeyevich Buravlev - with 20 hectares allocated 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 in the Kostroma region are facing many problems today, 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. They see the way out of the economy in increasing the efficiency of their labor, working on the quality of the grown product and developing seed production.