Vasily Puchkov, LLC representative "GRIMME-RUSSIA" under the Central Federal District
Nizhny Novgorod Region is a region with a long history of cultivating potatoes and vegetables. The region fully provides itself with potatoes, and this is largely due to the enterprises that will be discussed in this article.
1800 ha under potatoes in 2020
The largest producer of potatoes in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
The farm is located in the village of Kozhino, Arzamas district. For more than 28 years, the company has been led by Evgeny Evgenievich Latkin.
All labor activity of Evgeny Evgenievich is connected with agriculture. In 1992, he organized a peasant (farmer) economy, from 2003 to the present he heads a large enterprise with more than 95 employees.
The entire line of equipment for cultivating and storing potatoes on the farm is GRIMME brand. Landing is carried out by 4- and 8-row landing machines, cleaning - by trailed and self-propelled combines. The first Russian GRIMME RH PowerCombi bunker equipped with Tomra's FRA (Field Potato Sorter) optical high-performance isolation device is used for laying in storage at the farm. The FPS infrared sensor scans every single object, on the fly, in a split second, detecting lumps, stones and other foreign objects and pushing them out with the help of eject fingers.
The grown products are placed in modern potato storages (total storage volume - 40 thousand tons, equipped with automatic ventilation systems).
In addition to cultivating potatoes, Latkin LLC also processes it. In 2008, a mini-plant for cleaning vegetables and their vacuum packaging began its work on the farm, and in 2014 a set of equipment for pre-sale potato preparation was put into operation (washing, polishing and packaging the product in packages up to 3 kg).
An important area of activity of the economy is seed production. Since April 2012, Latkin LLC organized the production of minitubers in a controlled environment (phytotrons). A unique computer program helps maintain optimal living conditions for plants. Six production cycles per year are carried out.
1100 ha under potatoes in 2020
One of the most advanced households in the region. Located near the village of Vyalovskaya Gorodetsky district.
Aksentis LLC began its work in February 2012. From this moment to the present day, the company is headed by Anton Ilsurovich Mingazov.
At first, the farm specialized in the cultivation of marketable potatoes; now it is more oriented toward the production of seed.
Original, elite and reproduction seeds are produced for the largest foreign and Russian partners - such as HZPC Sadokas, Stet Holland BV, FritoLay, Lam Weston Belaya Dacha LLC.
The total area of agricultural land of LLC Aksentis is 5200 ha. The company employs more than 160 people. Qualified personnel and effective management ensure the stable development of the company. A responsible approach to business, the use of advanced technologies and modern agricultural equipment allow you to grow elite virus-free potatoes and store them in modern potato storages until planting.
The enterprise has eight bulk storage facilities with a total capacity of 17 tons and nine container-type storage facilities for seed potatoes with a total storage capacity of 500 tons. In addition, the farm has a 20-ton container storage complex, which includes three storage facilities and a workshop.
Since 2015, Aksentis LLC has been operating a laboratory for microclonal propagation and a laboratory for the year-round production of potato minicubers in an artificial climatic environment. The laboratory for the production of mini-tubers is equipped with modern equipment of the American company CETS-phytotrons.
In August 2019, Aksentis launched a greenhouse complex for growing potato minicubers. To date, the design capacity of the complex is 650 minicubers per year.
Since May 2015, Aksentis LLC has been an official representative of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Potato and Horticulture in the Russian Federation.
Along with the production of potatoes, Axentis LLC is engaged in the cultivation of grain (winter and spring wheat, barley) and fodder crops (corn, annual and perennial herbs). The livestock complex, opened in 2014, is also successfully developing in s. Voronino. Specially for the complex, 110 Hereford cows from Australia were introduced. Design capacity - 600 heads of broodstock. The complex has the status of a breeding reproducer.
LLC "FH Yalina AP"
160 ha under potatoes in 2020
The farm was founded in 1991 in the village of Sliznevo, Arzamas region, from the moment of its foundation to the present day, the head of the farm is Anatoly Pavlovich Yalin. The company began its activity with growing crops. In 1995, potatoes were planted for the first time (on an area of 1 ha, using a SN4B planter and a Polish-made elevator type digger). In 1998, they purchased the first combine harvester with a hopper - SE 75-40 from GRIMME.
Today, the farm has 900 hectares of land, of which 160 hectares are under potatoes (130 hectares under watering). The potatoes are harvested by GRIMME SV 260 and SE 75-55 combines. The enterprise is equipped with modern storage facilities: a terminal with a capacity of 7 tons with ventilation and a refrigerator for 000 tons.
Anatoly Pavlovich Yalin is actively involved in the improvement of the village of Sliznevo. He provides financial assistance to a local school, took part in the construction of the road, and also, together with the villagers, builds a temple on the site of the old club.
Located in the village of Peshelan, Arzamas district. The head of the enterprise, Viktor Aleksandrovich Breev, began to grow potatoes in 2000, at that time he had at his disposal a Belarusian MTZ 80 tractor and a digger from the time of the USSR.
Today, the farm is one of the largest potato producers in the region. Storage facilities with a capacity of 20 tons are located at the enterprise’s base. Almost half of the crop laid for storage (000 tons) is placed in refrigerators, which makes it possible to sell potatoes almost year-round.
The company owns a new modern fleet of equipment, including 4- and 8-row potato-planting machines of the spoon and belt type, trailed harvesters for harvesting potatoes, modern warehouse equipment of the GRIMME brand, as well as equipment for washing and packaging products.
All areas under potatoes in the farm are equipped with irrigation equipment, which allows to obtain a consistently high yield of 50 t / ha. The entire watering process is automated and carried out without human intervention. All operations are monitored from the office of the company.
Introduced modern solutions allow the farm to produce and deliver premium quality potatoes to retail chains.
LLC "Farmer Labzin"
The farm is located in with. Peshelan, Arzamas region. The company is headed by Ivan Sergeevich Labzin.
The farm was founded in 1992 by Sergey Alexandrovich and Margarita Ivanovna Labzin - the parents of the current leader. Work began with 3,14 hectares of land, a Soviet planter and a Polish digger. Since 2002, I.S. Labzin was actively involved in the development of family agribusiness, and since 2008 he headed it.
Gradually, the economy increased the volume of cultivation and updated the fleet of equipment. At the moment, the enterprise is considered one of the most promising in the system of Arzamas agricultural production. It is distinguished by its modern material and technical equipment, the latest agricultural technologies and a high level of logistics.
150 ha under potatoes in 2020
The farm is based in the village of Old Ivantsevo, Shatkovo district. The head is Alexander Anatolyevich Dormidontov.
He began to grow potatoes in 2002 from 5 hectares. In 2008 he organized the economy: by this time, the area under this crop had grown to 15 hectares. Now the company allocates 150 hectares for potatoes and 1500 hectares for grain.
For the cultivation of potatoes, modern GRIMME equipment is used, which is the key to excellent results: yield reaches 40-50 tons per hectare. Every year, the economy introduces fallow lands into circulation, thereby increasing its sown area.