On April 20, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Chuvash Republic - the Minister of Agriculture Sergey Artamonov held a meeting of the working group of the Operational Headquarters with the heads of the municipal regions of the republic via video conferencing.
With the participation of the heads of the State Light Service, the State Technical Supervision Service of Chuvashia, the branch of the Agricultural Center for Chuvashia, the branch of the State Commission for Chuvashia, the Agrochemical Center of Chuvashia, operational issues of the course of spring field work, as well as the implementation of the adopted programs for the development of the agro-industrial complex of the region, were discussed.
Speaking about the progress of field work, the minister said that spring sowing today goes on farms in all municipal regions, grain sown on 17,7 thousand hectares, vegetables on 25 hectares, annual grasses on 1545 hectares, coverless perennial grasses on 947 ha.
The Minister recommended that heads of administrations pay attention to the quality of the seed used by farms, and also noted that in Morgaushsky (70,3%), Krasnochetaysky (78,1%), Yantikovsky (80,2%) and Ibresinsky (99,4% ) areas even today the availability of mineral fertilizers below 100%. At the same time, everyone understands that it is these indicators that provide the future crop, the minister emphasized.
Sergei Artamonov recalled that the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia has set the task of expanding the area of potato planting by 25% for the agrarians of Chuvashia. According to him, many serious enterprises have already increased the area for this crop, the price of potatoes is good, you need to learn how to store and process them. “Besides, today there is good government support for potato growing. Starting this year, unrelated support is provided for the production of commercial potatoes, the costs of purchasing elite seeds are compensated, the purchase of equipment is subsidized up to 40%, including 50% of the initial payment in leasing, the purchase of reclamation equipment is subsidized up to 50%, and up to 90% is the performance of work to improve soil fertility, 20% of direct costs incurred for the construction of potato storage facilities are reimbursed, ”the minister said.