The Republic held a meeting of the Council on Scientific and Technical Support for the Development of Agriculture of the RME
The council considered the issue of further development of the original and elite seed production of domestic breeding crops. In Mari El, Mari Research Institute of Agriculture is engaged in primary seed production. Research is underway to test potato hybrids, starting with a micro-tuber. Hybrids of domestic selection of corn for grain purposes are also being studied. Over the past five years, the institute has sold over 650 tons of grain seeds, 75 tons of potatoes, 17 tons of perennial herbs. The meeting discussed promising competitive varieties of domestic breeding of cereals, legumes, herbs and potatoes and the effectiveness of different types, forms and doses of mineral fertilizers on major crops in the region.
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