Magadan scientists managed to develop a unique variety of potatoes that is resistant to the most severe colds.
For Kolyma, with its harsh climate, such cold-resistant varieties are especially needed. After all, not every plant can survive long frosts.
"Kolyma is a zone of risky agriculture, and at the same time an ideal place for breeding an absolutely healthy population of potatoes - because of the permafrost, viruses, pests do not take root here," Viktor Kordabovsky, director of the Magadan Research Institute of Agriculture, explained to RIA Novosti.
Another new type of potato, which the agronomists managed to obtain, has a record yield.
Scientists worked on these two varieties for 15 years. Now they are working on the registration of six more cold-resistant potato varieties and continue to produce new ones.
Magadan potatoes are planted not only at home, but also in Buryatia, Yakutia, Sakhalin, Kamchatka and Irkutsk Oblast.
A source: https://rg.ru/