In the framework of the agricultural exhibition "Golden Autumn - 2018" Acting Chairman of the Federal State Budgetary Institution
“State Sort Commission” Denis Paspekov took part in the conference “A New Challenge - Overproduction of Potatoes”. The main topic of the event was the discussion of the investment attractiveness of the sub-industry and the development of export of seed, ware potatoes and potato products, as well as measures of state and scientific support for selection and seed production of potatoes.
The determining factor in the effectiveness of modern potato growing is varietal resources. Denis Paspekov spoke in detail about the process of varietal testing of potatoes for inclusion in the State Register of selection achievements allowed for use. Every year, on average, about 30 domestic and foreign potato varieties enter the state tests, which pass a competitive test for economic utility in various soil and climatic zones for two years.
The new potato variety should exceed the standard yield, have a high content of solids, crude protein, vitamin C. Important indicators are adaptability to agro-climatic conditions, suitability for long-term storage, mechanized cultivation, the ability to use for various types of processing, the taste of tubers, and resistance to major common diseases.
Currently, the State Register includes 423 varieties of potatoes.
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