Nizhny Novgorod farmers have accumulated about 80 thousand tons of potatoes from an area of 2,5 thousand hectares. Potato harvesting continues. This was announced by the Minister of Agriculture and Food Resources of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Nikolai Denisov.
“This year, the potato yield is more than 300 centners per hectare, which exceeds last year's figures by almost 30%. By the end of the year, we plan to get at least 800 thousand tons of potatoes. The expected harvest will not only provide the population of the region with second bread, but also sell it outside the region, as a result, farmers will be able to get additional income ”, - said Nikolay Denisov.
“Obtaining a high yield is primarily due to the fact that agricultural producers used high-quality seeds when planting, and when growing them, they ensured proper care of the crops, treating them from weeds and pests. Yes, and the prevailing weather conditions of this year were also favorable for the growth of potatoes. ”- Nikolay Denisov emphasized.
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