On June 27, First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia Dzhambulat Khatuov spoke at an international conference on crop production, which took place as part of the Shatilovo Agrarian Forum in the Oryol Region.
Dzhambulat Hatuov on behalf of the Minister Alexander Tkachev welcomed the participants of the event, noting the great contribution of scientists, breeders and seed growers in the development of the country's agricultural sector.
“Such events serve as advanced platforms for demonstrating achievements, exchanging experience, as well as getting acquainted with modern trends and innovative approaches to the effective development of agriculture at the level of the region and the country as a whole”, - said Dzhambulat Khatuov.
The First Deputy Minister noted that in the Oryol region, the idea of agricultural biologization is being actively promoted, much has been done to preserve and restore soil fertility, unused lands are being actively put into circulation and mineral fertilizers are being applied.
“The main goal in the near future is to maintain positive dynamics in agricultural production, as well as improving the quality of agricultural products. We will be able to achieve this, including by increasing the share of domestic seeds in the Russian market ”, - designated the first deputy minister.
According to him, the region, as well as the whole country, remains dependent on imported varieties of seeds. In the Oryol region, the share of imported varieties of seeds in crops accounts for 63% of varieties of grain crops, 25% of winter crops and 20% of spring crops of the entire range. The situation is similar with varieties of soybeans, sugar beets, potatoes, corn, sunflowers, and rapeseed. This despite the fact that the largest in Russia VNII of leguminous and cereal crops operates in the region.
“Dependence on foreign selection and science must be reduced by organizing work with domestic scientists. We know that Russian institutions have something to offer ”, - said Dzhambulat Khatuov.
Speaking about the situation in plant growing in the Oryol region, the first deputy minister noted the positive dynamics of the development of gardening. Last year, the area of perennial plantings in the region was 3,6 times higher than in the previous period and amounted to 90 hectares.
The first deputy minister drew attention to the importance of the competent use of mineral fertilizers and positively assessed the experience of the Oryol region in this direction. He noted that in 2016 on average in the region 86 kg of active substance per hectare was applied to the soil, which is two times more than the all-Russian indicators.
At the conference, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Oryol region for agribusiness Dmitry Butusov noted that in 2017 one of the main topics of the forum is agroecology, as well as systematic and sustainable development of agriculture.
“In the agro-industrial complex, we need not just high, but stable results. This requires the efficient use of genetic resources. Scientific research institutions of the Oryol region make a great contribution to this joint work "- said Dmitry Butusov.
During the discussion, the meeting participants made suggestions on the development of selection, seed production and agriculture in the region.
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