Northern potato varieties developed by scientists from the Komi Science Center were presented in Moscow at the international biotechnological forum. Varieties liked the senator from the Magadan Region Anatoly Shirokov, who promised to transfer the potatoes to the Kolyma Ministry of Agriculture for a thorough study. Photo by Maria Shumeyko
The 2018th International Biotechnology Forum-Exhibition "RosBioTech-XNUMX" ended in Moscow. At the exhibition, scientists from the Federal Research Center of the Komi Scientific Center of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, among other things, presented new varieties and varieties of potatoes adapted to the conditions of the North.
Yulia Komova, Leading Patent and Licensing Engineer at the KSC of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told BNK that scientists brought the Zyryanets, Pamyatoe Polevoy, and 1657 and 1603 varieties to the exhibition. "Zyryanets" refers to mid-ripening high-yielding varieties, with good taste and long shelf life in winter. The variety is resistant to golden potato nematode.
The potato “Memory of the Field” is distinguished by high starchiness and excellent taste, resistant to disease. Variety specimen “1603” can be stored for nine months; visitors to the exhibition rated “1657” for its high yield and mass of tubers.
It is worth noting that all these varieties were developed by the author-breeder Pavel Konkin and they are perfectly adapted to the difficult northern conditions.
According to Yulia Komova, promising seed crops were acquired by farmers from the Arkhangelsk region, Ivanovo region. Muscovites gave priority to the variety sample “1657”.
After the award ceremony, Anatoly Shirokov, a member of the Federation Council from the Magadan Region, got acquainted with the exposition of the Komi Science Center. Julia Komova presented the senator with several samples of new northern potato varieties.
Anatoly Shirokov decided not to fry the root crop, and promised to definitely pass on valuable selection potatoes to Kolyma farmers. It is possible that next year in the experimental plots of the Magadan region sprouts of potatoes bred by the republican breeder will be raised.
A source: https://www.bnkomi.ru