Scientists and entrepreneurs are going to change the situation in the domestic crop market.
Agricultural enterprises now grow mainly imported varieties of vegetables and potatoes. The share of domestic varieties does not exceed 20%. The Chelyabinsk Research Institute of Horticulture and Potato decided to change this situation. Moreover, the Ministry of Agriculture plans to allocate significant funds for the creation and introduction of Russian varieties as part of a subprogram for the development of selection and seed production.
Scientists intend to cooperate with a large local producer of agricultural products - the Ilyinka agricultural company. In the fields of the enterprise, a place will be allocated for testing new varieties of potatoes. In the future, the agrofirm will be engaged in growing seeds of the most successful varieties.
As the press service of the regional Ministry of Agriculture explained, a significant problem for domestic breeders is the promotion of a new variety to the market. A scientific institute cannot afford to grow the required amount of seeds for this purpose. It is with this difficulty that researchers expect to cope, thanks to collaboration with "practitioners" -fields.
A source: https://gubernia74.ru