Now promising high-yielding varieties of potatoes are available for cultivation in harsh climatic conditions.
Scientists at the Research Institute of Agriculture of the Komi Republic have brought out promising new varieties of potatoes that will allow you to get a full crop in northern conditions - 1,7 times higher compared to other varieties that are used on farms, writes TASS.
Andrei Yudin, acting director of the institute, told TASS reporters about the achievements of breeders from KOMI. “12 potato breeding lines with yields from 400 to 1600 g per bush have been identified, one promising hybrid with a yield of 33,8 tons per hectare. It is resistant to a complex of fungal diseases, cancer, golden nematode. In 2017, an author’s certificate was obtained for the Zyryanets variety.
We are currently offering this variety, as well as the Pamyatnaya Polevaya variety, both of these varieties are resistant to pests and diseases, fruitful and have excellent taste qualities, ”Yudin said during a meeting organized on the Day of Russian Science.
According to him, breeders are already receiving applications from farmers and residents of the republic, because the varieties "allow you to get an excellent harvest in the conditions of the Komi Republic - for a short growing season and long daylight hours."
As explained by Yudin TASS, the yield of the Zyryanets variety is 33,8 tons per ha almost 1,7 times higher than the yield of other varieties grown in Komi, which reaches about 20 tons per ha. The variety “Memory of the Field” has not yet received an author’s certificate, but breeders are working in this direction. “Work on these varieties has been going on for more than 10 years, and it continues.
At the moment, scientists have 12 breeding lines of potatoes or hybrids, from which they expect to get varieties - resistant to frost and other adverse weather conditions, diseases, fruitful, still and good taste, ”he said.
A source: http://tass.ru