Compared to last year, the potato harvest in Russia will decrease by 10%. This will happen due to the reduction in the area occupied by culture. The Ministry of Agriculture says that there will be no shortage. Currently, residents of Russia eat potatoes a quarter more than normal.
While the townspeople rejoiced in the sun, the agrarians murmured in the drought. For more than a month, these potato fields have not seen rains, agricultural producers say, which means that the crop is likely to be not rich. An alarming guess is confirmed by the first dug potato bush.
The agronomist reassures, if the weather of surprises no longer presents, what should grow should be enough, and the yield can still be called good.
“The mass of the bush is average, about 620 grams, the growth of tubers continues, we plan to get 35 tons of potatoes per hectare,” said Sergey Mordasov, agronomist at the agricultural holding.
From 300 hectares in the fall, they plan to collect more than 10 thousand tons of potatoes. This is a little more than last year, but still not the maximum that the owner of the enterprise was counting on. The potato business in Russia, although it rests on the fundamental love of compatriots for this vegetable, is experiencing many difficulties in modern times. The first is the almost complete absence of domestic high-quality seed material. And here, as you know, what you sow, you will reap.
“This year, Egypt knocked us out of all the manufacturers. Because retail chains have concluded contracts. They brought it in April and, starting in April, none of our Russian producers could profitably sell potatoes. We had to sell at a low price, and what we did not sell was taken out and buried in the field, ”said Dmitry Kashkovsky, director general of the agricultural holding.
Without protection of the interests of domestic farmers by the state, potato growing may soon be unprofitable. On the regional shelves, Ryazan potatoes may not be found at all, they assure here. Agricultural holdings will begin to reorient.
But in this farm, they are not going to refuse potatoes, they really love her in the Shilovsky district. And a lot of money was spent on the creation of the entire complex. Therefore, the equipment is prepared carefully in order to finish cleaning this season in the shortest possible time, and in any weather.
A source: http://www.gtrkoka.ru