In the Amur region, a record harvest of potatoes and buckwheat is waiting. To date, farmers managed to harvest 210 hectares of buckwheat, which is higher than last year. At the same time, from one hectare, plant growers collect two tons more - eight centners each (last year - six).
Potato also showed record yields. In the region, 140 centners per hectare are collected in farms, and 169 centners in the Blagoveshchensk district. Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Bakumenko reported on the progress of the harvesting campaign to the head of the Amur region.
In 2017, the sowing in the Amur region was protracted due to rainy weather. Bad weather makes adjustments when harvesting. Waterlogging prevents technology from entering the fields.
In total this year 1, 237 million hectares of grain and 946 thousand hectares of soybean are sown, which is 52 thousand more than last year. Cereals harvested by 84%. Seed stock is formed at 91%. Next year, farmers intend to increase grain crops, according to the press service of the Amur government.
During the meeting, the parties returned to discussing the creation of a separate department of the Rosselkhoznadzor in the region. The governor of the Amur region, Alexander Kozlov, discussed this problem with the head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Sergei Dankvert in May. The decision to reorganize the service, uniting the Amur and Trans-Baikal specialists, was made on August 29.
Recall, while the region is subordinate to the Trans-Baikal Department of Rosselkhoznadzor, whose central office is in Chita. This does not allow to quickly resolve issues. The terms for issuing phytosanitary documents and product quality certificates for Amur plant growers are significantly increasing. Moreover, the dynamics of the development of agriculture in the region suggests a further increase in the volume of work on the part of this service. Therefore, the issue was resolved positively - the Rosselkhoznadzor Directorate in the Amur Region will begin work from the beginning of 2018. Now work is underway to form personnel.
In addition, the emergence of its own Rosselkhoznadzor branch in the Amur Region will make it possible to join efforts in creating protective posts and stop the import of infected cattle from other regions, in particular from the Trans-Baikal Territory, where a large number of outbreaks of animal diseases are recorded.
In addition, Vladislav Bakumenko expressed gratitude to Alexander Kozlov from the farmers of the region for the introduction of subsidies for the payment of electricity. In total, 70 million rubles are envisaged to compensate for the payment for electricity; the first tranche of 35 million has already been received in the region.
A source: https://portamur.ru