Farms in the Stavropol region are increasingly mastering new varieties of potatoes for the production of chips.
They are in demand by many enterprises in Russia, including those operating under the brands of well-known world companies. Agricultural enterprises grow such potatoes as part of a contractual relationship, said Nikolai Velikdan, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the UK.
- Agrarians of Stavropol mastered the cultivation of such varieties «second bread "like «BP 808 "German-Dutch breeding and «Newton "American, which are subsequently sold in LLC «Frito Lane Manufacturing "of the Moscow region. The production of such potatoes is carried out by CJSC SHP «Agroinvest ”of the Ipatovo City District, growing it on more than a hundred hectares, and Agrofirm LLC «Agrosahar 3 "Kochubeyevsky area on an area of 30 hectares. The yield of potato chips is 400 centners per hectare, which is significantly higher than the average regional indicator, which is 260 centners.
In total, more than 30 thousand tons of potatoes were harvested in the region, a quarter of the planned amount. The average selling price is 15 thousand rubles per ton. The potato harvesting rate is almost double the last year's results for the same period.
In general, the pace of harvesting vegetables in the region is also noticeably ahead of last year. Collected more than 40 thousand tons of onions, carrots, cabbage and other products, or a third of the predicted result. The average yield of vegetables is 135 centners per hectare, which is 1,4 times more significant than last year.