On January 24, Penza farmers, led by Vyacheslav Shinyaev, head of the department for design and targeted development, agribusiness and agro-tourism of the agro-industrial complex of the Penza Region Ministry of Agriculture, visited Melensky Potato LLC.
Penza agricultural producers discussed the main issues of development of potato growing with the director general of the enterprise Mikhail Bogomaz. In the course of studying the work of the enterprise, his leadership noted that in the production of potatoes and vegetables it is very important to use modern highly productive varieties of potatoes.
“In the technological process, we use modern technology and equipment for growing potatoes from Grimme. After receiving the seeds, we prepare the soil using modern cultivators, because the better prepared the soil, the better the root system develops, the more correct the shape of the tubers. Next, we carry out landing, combing.
The production process is not possible without the use of modern effective and safe plant protection products. Harvesting starts in July and ends in September thanks to modern combines, we can work in rainy weather, while the potatoes are also peeled and remain unharmed. We put the potatoes in modern storages equipped with ventilation and climate control systems, ”explained specialists of Melensky Potato LLC.
During the visit to the agricultural facility, the Penza delegation also studied issues related to the sale of potatoes and vegetables. “We deliver our products mainly to retail chains, while the products go through the preparatory phase before packing, calibration is carried out, and damaged and damaged tubers are selected.
After preparation, the potatoes are packed in the following packages: this is a mesh bag weighing 5, 10, 25 kg and a net parcel weighing 2,5 kg, ”commented on a tour of the facilities of the enterprise. Melenskiy Potato LLC was founded in 2011. Located in with. Melensk, Starodubsky district, Bryansk region. The company grows, packs and sells ware potatoes, carrots, table beets in retail chains.
In the production, modern proven potato varieties are used, such as Red Scarlet, Madeleine, Impala, Luck, Red Lady, etc. When cultivating, modern field equipment is used. The storage volume is 30000 tons, including storage for 6000 tons with a microclimate. Production capacity for shipment per day reaches 500 tons. The company also produces wheat, corn, and soy.