In the Sakhalin Region, the sowing campaign of potatoes and vegetables continues. According to data on May 29, potatoes in agricultural enterprises and peasant farms in the Sakhalin Region have already been planted on 1596,6 of the planned 1976 hectares. This is almost one and a half times the landing area on the same date in 2018.
In addition to large potato producers, peasant farms of the island region are actively planting. They occupied 599,6 hectares of the planned 796 potatoes. Among the leaders in the production is the Rus farm in the village of Starorussky 25 kilometers from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The gross harvest of potatoes in 2018 amounted to 884 tons with a yield of 260 centners per hectare, vegetables - 390 tons with a yield of 300 centners per hectare.
This year, the farm plans to plant about 36 hectares of potatoes and maintain the yield at last year's level. Under the vegetables, 12 hectares are already taken. Productivity will also remain at a high level - 300 centners per hectare. The head of the farm, Alexander Dukhanin, says that in 2019 the sowing campaign began almost 2-2,5 weeks earlier than last year - the weather was favorable.
“In winter, there was less snow, so everything melted faster, and the average daily temperature rose faster this season. The earth warmed up to 8 degrees - mass sowing began. I have four main varieties of potatoes in my collection - Zekura, Rosara, Sante and Red Scarlett. The early varieties were planted back in the first decade of May, now we are massively planting the “rosary”. It is not bad stored, the taste is good, ”Alexander Anatolyevich shares.
The first crop of early potatoes in the peasant farm is planned to be harvested in August, mass harvesting of potatoes will begin in early September.
At the same time, in the agricultural enterprises and peasant farms of the Sakhalin Region, work continues on sowing vegetable crops - about 72% of the planned total area, or 468,8 hectares, is already occupied. This is 1,3 times higher than last year to this date.
The sowing of fodder crops ends. According to the latest data, annual grasses are sown on an area of 4,4 thousand hectares from the planned almost 4,9 thousand (this is 2,2 times higher than the rate of planting last year for this planting); cereals occupied 2,7 out of 2,8 thousand (in 2018, on this date, the planted area, for comparison, amounted to only 813 hectares).
A source: https://sakhalin.info