More than 16 thousand hectares will be planted with potatoes in Primorye this year. Also, farmers actively produce vegetables of the "borscht set". The Minister of Agriculture of the Territory Andrey Bronts spoke about the food security of the region under the sanctions in an interview, the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Primorye reports.
In 2023, seeds of promising varieties of Belarusian potatoes will be sold to farmers in Primorye, Bronz said.
“We are actively working with the Federal Potato Research Center named after A. G. Lorch, five main varieties of potatoes are produced by our Primorsky Research Institute of Agriculture. In addition, the Institute has selected four promising varieties of Belarusian potatoes in terms of yield and taste. In 2023, after breeding, the seeds will already be sold to farmers, personal subsidiary plots of the region,” he said.
The minister noted that testing of Belarusian potato varieties has been underway in Primorye since 2021.