In Kabardino-Balkaria, potatoes were dug from an area of 2,7 thousand hectares, or 33% of the plan, the press service of the republican Ministry of Agriculture said.
At present, the harvesting of "second bread" is carried out in five regions of the republic. Today, the average yield is 209 c / ha or 104% over the same period in 2019. The gross harvest of potatoes is about 57 thousand tons.
Farmers will harvest the bulk of the potatoes in the fall; it is this crop that is laid for storage for the winter.
This year potatoes occupy 8,3 thousand hectares, which is at the level of last year. In 2019, the gross harvest of potatoes amounted to 196 thousand tons. This year the potato harvest is expected to be at least last year.