Magadan scientists collect a selective potato crop. For fifteen years they worked on the cultivation of new varieties, and now the first two are received.
It remains only to register them. Kolyma is a zone of risky farming, and at the same time an ideal place to breed an absolutely healthy population of potatoes - because of permafrost, no viruses take root here. Therefore, it is already planned to use the material obtained near Magadan in different regions of Russia.
Local potatoes are quite expensive. Now they sell it at 70-80 rubles per kilogram. The reason is the difficulty of growing. After all, the region is one continuous zone of risky agriculture, with short and rainy summers, permafrost and early frosts. Therefore, rich harvests are rare. Scientists from the Magadan Research Institute of Agriculture are trying to rectify the situation.
Now they are harvesting the first crop of bred selection potatoes. The average weight of a tuber is 150-250 grams, while the marketable quality is excellent, agronomists say, the vegetables are both for selection, even and large. Fifty tons per hectare, which is 3 times more than the Kolyma farmers collect in their fields. Now local farms import all planting material from the central regions of the country every few years. These are huge costs, a significant part of which is borne by the regional budget. New varieties of potatoes after certification will help solve this problem.
A source: https://sm-news.ru