In the Irkutsk region began harvesting potatoes. According to the operational data of the regional Ministry of Agriculture, as of August 30, 2017, 4% of the crop has already been harvested, 183 tons of potatoes have been harvested from 3341 hectares. Productivity is quite high and amounts to 182,5 kg / ha.
This year the task is to collect 620 thousand tons of potatoes (2% more than last year). The Irkutsk region traditionally not only feeds itself with potatoes, but also sells it to other regions.
It is expected that the population of the Irkutsk region in their gardens will begin a massive digging of potatoes on the second weekend of September, if weather permits. Prices for this strategic product for Siberia are already falling, now in the central market of Irkutsk you can buy a kilogram for 20-25 rubles, at the height of the season the wholesale price is expected to drop to 9-12 rubles per kilogram.
A source: http://baikal-info.ru