Today, 59% of potatoes on Tula land are produced in the industrial sector: agricultural organizations, peasant farms and individual entrepreneurs.
Alexander Zharov, representative for the Central Federal District, LLC GRIMME-RUS
The Tula region is one of the leaders in potato production in Russia, and the high gross harvest results that the region demonstrates annually are far from the limit of its capabilities.
Today, 59% of potatoes on Tula land are produced in the industrial sector: agricultural organizations, peasant farms and individual entrepreneurs. In this list, I would like to highlight several enterprises whose contribution to the total amount of indicators is especially significant.
The farm "ZHAK" was created in 2004, began work on 40 hectares. The priority is the cultivation of potatoes (food and seed). In 2019, the company allocated more than 5500 hectares for the cultivation of this crop, which is a record both for the Tula region and for the Russian Federation as a whole.
In addition to potatoes, cabbage, beets, and grain are grown here, and milk and meat are produced. The annual production volume is over 100 thousand tons of potatoes, more than 25 thousand tons of grain crops, about 5 thousand tons of milk and 200 tons of meat. About 200 employees are employed in the production.
The enterprise considers the introduction of irrigation to be a necessary stage of development. In 2015, the farm commissioned a modern irrigation complex, the largest in the region, with an irrigated area of 1100 hectares. Potato productivity in irrigated areas reaches 60-70 t / ha.
About 70% of the total volume of grown products is stored in their own storage facilities.
PEASANT-FARMING FARM “ZHAK” Venevsky district
Head of the farm - Manuk Zhulevich Avetisyan
Warehouses are equipped with modern equipment of European production, including automated packaging systems. The bulk of table potatoes is delivered to chain stores.
When planting, the farm uses high-performance and high-tech GRIMME systems (the so-called “5in1”), consisting of a four-row mill GF 400 and a four-row planting machine equipped with pickling, fertilizing and combing systems with an increased comb volume. These machines allow you to carry out five operations in one pass, thereby significantly saving time and finances of the enterprise.
In 2019, the farm acquired a four-row self-propelled combine harvester VARITRON 470 TERRA TRAC manufactured by GRIMME. This machine is able to work in any conditions. During the harvesting season of 2019, using the VARITRON 470 TERRA TRAC, potatoes were harvested from an area of 1000 hectares.
The harvester is equipped with a patented continuous operation hopper (NONSTOP) with the possibility of reverse rotation of the bottom conveyor. This option allows you to increase the performance of the harvester up to 40% compared with a conventional hopper. Also on the machine is a patented multi-separator (MultiSep), which allows you to adapt the separating device of the self-propelled combine for any harvesting conditions.
In addition, there are a large number of highly optional potato harvesters SE 150-60 in the farm park of KFH ZhAK.
LLC "BOGORODITSKY ALLIANCE" Bogoroditsky district
General Director - Nikolay Viktorovich Lavrentiev
The farm was created in 2008 on the basis of two agricultural enterprises: SEC “Voskhod” and SEC “im. Lenin. " Today Bogoroditsky Alliance LLC is one of the largest farms of the Malino Group of Companies. He is engaged in the cultivation of table potatoes, wheat, malting barley, oilseed rape, but considers the production of high-quality seed potatoes to be his main focus. The use of advanced technologies and a responsible approach to business allow the company to receive elite virus-free potatoes and store them in modern storage facilities until planting. The farm is the largest supplier of seed potatoes for Frito Lay Manufacturing LLC.
The total area of crops is more than 8000 hectares, of which about 2019 hectares were allocated for potatoes in 2000. The annual production volume is 30 thousand tons of potatoes and 25 thousand tons of grain crops.
LLC "VOLOVSKAYA TECHNOLOGY" Volovsky district
General Director - Victor Evgenievich Shcherbakov
The farm was founded on June 8, 2007, and is part of the Malino group of companies. The total area of arable land is more than 9,2 thousand hectares, about 2,3 thousand hectares are occupied under potatoes. The company specializes in the production of food and seed potatoes.
Today the farm employs only high-performance modern equipment: 5-in-1 planting systems manufactured by GRIMME are used, and SE 15060 potato harvesters are used for harvesting. The company carefully monitors the condition of the machinery and regularly updates it.
The entire production process, from the selection and preparation of soil for planting, seed quality, the choice of protection schemes and the organization of storage of potatoes is at a high level. Thanks to this, the company achieves the best indicators of productivity and marketability.
Finished products are delivered to retail chains in the regions of Central Russia. The acquisition of modern equipment for pre-sale product preparation helped establish networking.
The enterprise has a complex of modern storage facilities (with a total capacity of up to 40 thousand tons) equipped with ventilation equipment.
LLC “AGRICULTURAL COMPANY
them. V.A. STARODUBTSEVA »Novomoskovsky, Kimovsky districts
General Director - Vasily Viktorovich Starodubtsev
The enterprise (the first name is KFH Starodubtseva V.V.) was established in 2004 in the village of Pustoshi, Novomoskovsky District. The farm grew potatoes on 1,5 thousand hectares. Gradually cultivated areas increased: about 8 thousand hectares were added in the neighboring, Kimovsky, district, and then 2,5 thousand hectares in the Mikhailovsky district of the Ryazan region. In 2015, the peasant farm was reorganized into LLC Agroindustrial Company named after V.A. Starodubtseva ". The company was named in honor of the legendary chairman of the famous Tula collective farm named after V.I. Lenin - Vasily Alexandrovich Starodubtsev.
In 2017, Vasily Viktorovich Starodubtsev also headed Spasskoye LLC (the former collective farm named after Lenin). In 2019, due to the acquisition of new land plots, the cultivated area of Spasskoye LLC increased from 12,5 thousand to 17,6 thousand hectares.
Now the total area of enterprises is about 30 thousand hectares of arable land. On these lands are grown cereals and legumes, potatoes, rape. Planting, harvesting and laying potatoes on the farm is carried out by GRIMME production technology. Potatoes are sold in retail chains in Moscow, and also supplied in large quantities to the southern regions of the country.
LLC PH Lazarevskoye Shchekinsky district
General Director - Alexander Evgenievich Gilmullin
The main activities are the production and processing of agricultural crops and livestock. The company employs 720 people.
In 2019, the total area of farmland was about 23 thousand hectares (food wheat, oats, barley, peas, corn, rape, sunflower are grown), about 350 hectares are reserved for potatoes. The farm every year increases the area under potatoes, is developing dynamically and is eagerly interested in the latest potato technology. In 2018, the first 5-in-1 planting complex manufactured by GRIMME was acquired, a year earlier the SE 150-60 potato harvester with the latest Terra Control option.
The company professionally approaches the cultivation of potatoes, constantly enhances the culture of agriculture. In 2019, the largest field training in working with potato-harvesting equipment in the Tula region was conducted on the basis of LLC PH Lazarevskoye.
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LLC ORDEN LENIN PLEMZAVOD "NEW LIFE" them. I.M.SEMENOVA
Chairman - Valery Alekseevich Danilin
The farm (originally a collective farm) was organized in 1932 by combining peasant households in the village of Karamyshevo.
Today it is a modern highly profitable agricultural enterprise. Specialization: production and sale of dairy products, breeding of elite cattle, growing potatoes. The farm uses about 3,3 thousand hectares of agricultural land, including 3 thousand hectares of arable land. The average annual number of employees is 245 people.
In 2019, the farm allocated about 500 hectares for growing potatoes. The completed mechanized cycle from cultivation to storage and sale is carried out using a set of GRIMME machines. The average yield of potatoes exceeds 400 kg / ha.
Potato of Tula producers has a wide geography of sales. It is in demand in Moscow, Krasnodar, Volgograd, St. Petersburg and many other cities of Russia. The agricultural enterprises of the region have established channels for selling potatoes to wholesale and retail chains; commodity processing (washing and packaging) and processing of potatoes are also developing. The development of potato growing in the Tula region is on an intensive path, which makes potato production a promising and profitable industry.