ZAO Studenovskoye is located in the south of the Karasuksky district of the Novosibirsk region. Wheat, oats, barley and oilseeds are grown here.
This year, the farm has planted vegetables and potatoes for the first time, and in order to get a good harvest, it is ready to launch an artificial irrigation system in the coming days.
The sowing campaign at Studenovskoye is in full swing: the sowing of spring crops has already been completed in half of the area. Almost 4 thousand hectares are planted with wheat, oats, barley and sunflower. These crops have been cultivated before. Oil flax has become an innovation - its crops amounted to 483 hectares, this decision, as explained at the farm, was dictated by market demands.
Planting vegetables became a bolder experiment. Vegetable crops require watering, and the rains in the southern regions of the region, as you know, often let the farmers down.
“This year, together with OOO Siberian Vegetables, for the first time, we have planted vegetables and potatoes,” says the director of the joint-stock company Andrei Del. - Koroleva Anna potatoes will be planted on an area of 200 hectares. We also planted carrots, cabbage and beets ”.
According to the head of the farm, the planting of vegetables is carried out on imported equipment with the involvement of experienced specialists who know the technological process. During the spring field work, the employees of the agricultural enterprise developed irrigated areas where vegetables are now located, restored water supply pipes, installed a pumping unit and will soon launch artificial irrigation.
“Planting vegetable crops in a mechanized way on a large scale requires strict adherence to the technological process and the development of engineering solutions,” says Andrei Del. “Therefore, in the coming days, we will launch artificial irrigation using a special irrigation unit, which has proven itself since Soviet times.”
First, as the director of Studenovskiy admits, the farm will analyze and evaluate the results of the innovation. And only then they will begin to move on. The plans are to expand the planting area of vegetables to 800 hectares and introduce an irrigation system, which will require significant material investments.