The leader in growing potatoes among the regions of the Volga Federal District became the Nizhny Novgorod region. According to the message posted on the portal of the regional Ministry of Agriculture, over the past year, 879 thousand tons of this type of vegetable plant were harvested in the region.
The yield according to the federal ministry was 27,7 t / ha. This is the third place in the Volga Federal District. The first place is occupied by the Samara region - 31,4 t / ha, the second Penza region - 29,0 t / ha (Note. State). Agriculture Minister Alexei Morozov noted that land reclamation played a significant role in this area.
“Over the past year, 1,2 thousand hectares of irrigated land were commissioned in our region, the yield of potatoes and vegetables on them amounted to 600 centners per hectare. Nizhny Novgorod region has taken a leading position in the production of potatoes in the Volga Federal District.
As for the all-Russian scale, it entered the top ten largest potato growing regions of the state, ”the head of the department said. Earlier, the interim governor of Nizhny Novgorod, Gleb Nikitin, instructed the regional government to find reserves in order to increase support for the agro-industrial complex. “Representatives of the authorities will pay great attention to development in the field of agriculture.
The welfare of our citizens depends on how affordable and high-quality food products are in the region, ”emphasized Gleb Nikitin.
A source: http://global52.ru