In early May, specialists from the Rosselkhoztsentr branch in the Novgorod Region carried out the cuttings of the potato meristem, and now the plants are gaining strength in ideal laboratory conditions. The first plantings in greenhouses of farmers are planned on May 25.
Five farms will be involved in the production of meristem potatoes this year. Greenhouses are being prepared for planting microplants at Stashevskoye LLC, as well as at seed farms Denis Pavlyuk, Ivan Geletey, Nikolai Kolesnikov and Anatoly Lipatov.
It is planned to plant over 23 thousand pieces of micro plants of 6 varieties of potatoes Red Scarlet, Impala, Innovator, Charoite, Aurora, Cornflower.
The production of seed potatoes associated with the cultivation of the meristem is a priority regional project, which is aimed at developing the primary seed production system and providing agricultural producers with high-reproduction potato seeds. Now this level of security is 23 percent. The project plans to increase the production of seed potatoes 2025 times by 1,7. A bet is made on improving the quality of seed material, including in varieties of domestic selection.
A source: https://apk.novreg.ru/