The sowing campaign of potatoes and vegetables continues in the Sakhalin Region. As of May 29, potatoes in agricultural enterprises and peasant farms of the Sakhalin Region have already been planted on 1596,6 out of the planned 1976 hectares. This is almost one and a half times the planting area on the same date in 2018.
In addition to large potato producers, peasant farms in the island region are actively involved in planting. They occupy 599,6 hectares out of the planned 796 hectares with potatoes. Among the leaders of production is the peasant farm "Rus" in the village of Starorusskoye, 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 keep the yield at last year's level. 12 hectares are already occupied by vegetables. The yield will also be kept 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 land warmed up to 8 degrees - mass sowing began. I have four main varieties of potatoes in my collection - "zekura", "rosara", "santa" and "red scarlett". The early varieties were planted in the first ten days of May, now we are massively planting "rosara". It keeps well, tastes good, ”says Alexander Anatolyevich.
The first harvest of early potatoes in the peasant farm is planned to be harvested in August, the mass harvesting of potatoes will begin in early September.
At the same time, agricultural enterprises and peasant farms of the Sakhalin Region continue to sow 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's level by this date.
Sowing of forage crops is coming to an end. According to the latest data, annual grasses have been sown on an area of 4,4 thousand hectares out of 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, for this date, the planting area, for comparison, amounted to only 813 hectares).
A source: https://sakhalin.info