On June 8, land reclamators of Russia identified key areas for the development of the industry at the scientific-practical conference “Development of the land reclamation complex using the example of the Krasnodar Territory”. The event was attended by over 100 representatives of industry institutions, as well as the scientific and business communities.
The Minister of Agriculture of Russia sent a welcoming address to the meeting participants Dmitry Patrushev.
«Мелиорация сегодня имеет большое значение в развитии агропромышленного комплекса страны. На мелиорированных землях производится весь российский рис, до 65% овощной продукции и картофеля, около 20% кормов для животноводства и другая продукция. Именно поэтому на мелиораторов возлагается особая ответственность по созданию благоприятных условий для расширения и использования сельскохозяйственных земель», — сказано в Greetings from the Minister read out by the director of the Department of Land Reclamation of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia Valery Zhukov.
In the framework of the large reclamation meeting, heads of institutions subordinate to the sectoral Department discussed the implementation of a subprogram for the development of land reclamation, ways to increase agricultural exports, scientific support for the industry under import substitution, and issues of safe operation of irrigation and drainage facilities.
Summing up the results of 2017, land reclamators noted the steady growth of the industry. Thanks to the joint and coordinated work of specialists, over 101 thousand hectares of reclaimed land were put into operation, flood protection measures ensured the protection of more than 131 thousand hectares of land from water erosion, flooding and flooding; necessary measures were taken at 401 hydraulic facilities, work was carried out to clear the canals and much more.
In addition, the structure of capital investments in land reclamation facilities of agricultural producers was changed. The new construction of these facilities using wide-sprinkler sprinklers amounted to 49,5%, which is 22% higher than the previous year; technical measures were provided for institutions that acquired 222 units of machinery and equipment. This is twice as much as in 2016 (109 units).
The meeting participants also noted the increase in investment attractiveness of land reclamation for farmers. At the end of 2017, the number of regions participating in the sectoral program increased by 20% to 62 regions, and the volume of investments of agricultural producers amounted to over 14 billion rubles.
In 2018, funding for the reclamation development subprogram was maintained at the 2017 level and amounts to about 11,426 billion rubles.
Director of the Department of Land Reclamation, Ministry of Agriculture of Russia Valery Zhukov congratulated the land reclamators of the country on their professional holiday, which is annually celebrated on the first Sunday of June.
According to him, the Krasnodar Territory is a vivid example of the development of land reclamation in Russia. In the Kuban, rice production volumes and its export potential are actively increasing. It is important to note that almost 100% of cultivated varieties are of our own production.
Within the framework of the conference program, Russian reclamators familiarized themselves with the scientific and industrial crops on the rice irrigation system of the All-Russian Rice Research Institute, visited the institute’s laboratories, evaluated the selection, seed-growing and demonstration crops of rice varieties, discussed the development of agricultural techniques for new rice varieties and elements of intensive cultivation technology for this crop .
Участники научно-практической конференции по мелиорации оценили научно-производственные посевы рисоводческого племенного завода «Красноармейский им. А.И. Майстренко», а также стали свидетелями экологического сортоиспытания новых и районированных сортов риса.
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