About 97% of the planned volume of potatoes was planted in the Moscow region. This was announced by the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region Sergei Voskresensky.
“Agricultural producers of the Moscow region have planted potatoes on an area of more than 12,5 thousand hectares. Of the planned, this is about 97%. In total, it was planned to plant more than 13 thousand hectares in the region with potatoes this year, ”said Sergei Voskresensky.
According to the minister, there are already urban districts where the planting of potatoes is fully completed.
“The first to complete the planting of potatoes in the agricultural holding“ Dmitrovskie vegetables ”in the Dmitrovsky urban district. This enterprise is the largest agricultural producer of vegetables and potatoes in the region. The entire planned volume of potatoes has been planted here - more than 1,2 thousand hectares. In total, about 4,8 thousand hectares are allotted for potatoes in this district today. We also planted potatoes in the Kolomenskoye and Ozersky urban districts, ”noted Sergei Voskresensky.
The Minister recalled that the Moscow region ranks first in the Central Federal District for the cultivation of vegetables in the open field, including potatoes.
“The agrarians of the region plan to start harvesting the first harvest of early potatoes around mid-July. And the active season of harvesting potatoes in the Moscow region will begin in August, ”added Sergei Voskresensky at the end.