Such data are cited by the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region.
“To date, agricultural producers in the region have planted potatoes on an area of 11,2 thousand hectares, which is more than 80% of the planned. In total, over 14 thousand hectares will be occupied with potatoes this year in the Moscow Region, ”said Andrei Razin, Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region.
According to the minister, this year potato planting in the Moscow region began earlier than planned. And there are already urban districts where the work is completed.
“We were the first to plant potatoes in the Dmitrov city district, in particular, at the Dmitrov Vegetables agricultural holding. They were the first to complete its landing. The entire planned volume of potatoes is planted here - 1,2 thousand hectares. In total, 4,2 thousand hectares of potatoes have been planted in this district today, which is about 78% of the plan, ”Razin noted.
This year, in the Dmitrov city district, they plan to allocate 5,4 thousand hectares for potatoes, which is 161 hectares more than last year.
“According to the plans of farmers, we will be able to start harvesting the first harvest of early potatoes around the beginning of July,” the minister added.
Currently, sowing cabbage, beets, onions, lettuce and other crops is in full swing in the suburbs.