The first 5 hectares of early potatoes this year were planted by plant breeders of the Victory joint stock company in the Lomonosov district.
By the sowing season of 2020, 13,9 thousand tons of seed potatoes were prepared in the region - 137% of the need for spring sowing. The farmers export the surplus seed fund to other regions of the Russian Federation. The Leningrad Region is one of the three largest producers of seed potatoes in Russia, which is sold in more than 30 constituent entities of the Federation.
This year it is planned to plant 2,65 thousand ha of potatoes in agricultural enterprises of the region. In 2019, 204,8 thousand tons (100,2%) of potatoes were harvested in farms of all forms of ownership.