The Nizhny Novgorod region ranks first in terms of potato areas in agricultural enterprises and peasant farms in the Volga Federal District. The area of potato harvesting this year is 14,2 thousand ha. This was reported in the regional ministry of agriculture and food resources.
As of September 21, 8,0 thousand hectares have already been harvested, which is 56%, 194,3 thousand tons of tubers have been accumulated with an average yield of 243,6 c / ha.
“The Nizhny Novgorod region is among the ten largest potato growing regions of Russia,” said the acting Minister of Agriculture and Food Resources Alexei Morozov. - The annual yield of this crop averages about 800 thousand tons, which provides fully internal needs for this crop. Potatoes of a new crop are already on sale. In addition, it is being laid for storage and filling of seeds.
As previously reported, the head of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin instructed to increase state support for the preparation for the sowing campaign by almost 200 million rubles to 1,4 billion rubles. Agrarians could use these funds to purchase fuels and lubricants, seeds, fertilizers, spare parts for agricultural machinery and other necessary expenses.
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