In Komi, the harvesting of potatoes began. Farmers collect about 120 quintals per hectare.
As Tatyana Ortyakova, head of the crop production and technical policy department of the Komi Ministry of Agriculture, explained to Komiinform, despite the fact that agricultural enterprises have just started work, we can already say that this year the yield is higher than last. Because of the weather, 2017 turned out to be a failure in potato harvest.
Harvesting has already begun the agrarians of the Priluzsky, Sysolsky, Knyazhpogostsky and Syktyvdinsky areas. Starting next week, the remaining municipalities will start harvesting potatoes.
In general, according to forecasts of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic, the yield will be 140-150 centners per hectare.
The situation is worse with cabbage, which did not have time to grow due to dry weather. If it is warm in September, the situation may change. But there will be no big heads anyway.
Agrarians will start collecting carrots later.
In general, the yield of vegetables is predicted at the level of last year. This was facilitated by the rather warm weather in the summer, the phytophthora did not rage, and the Colorado potato beetle did not bother too much.
Tatyana Tkalun, https://komiinform.ru