Potato farms are located in the Alishevsky, Kremenkulsky, Tominsky and Sakkulovsky rural settlements of the Sosnovsky district of the Chelyabinsk region.
This spring, potato growers of the Russian Federation reduced the area of their plantations by 47 hectares. In different regions, these fields are occupied by economically more profitable crops, including technical ones.
In the Sosnovsky district, which has been supplying tubers to Chelyabinsk for decades, such changes would cause negative market phenomena. Everyone knows how painfully the lack of potatoes is perceived due to the low yield. And as our fellow countrymen do not like tasteless potatoes from other regions that sometimes appear in stores.
To date, the district has sold 5210 tons of potatoes for the 2019 harvest in the regional center. Since mid-August, farmers have been selling potatoes on the "heels" and markets. In addition, the sale of potatoes grown in personal subsidiary plots of citizens is not amenable to any accounting. Even on an area of 3-4 acres, Soviet-hardened rural families receive enough potato crops to fill the cellar, store seeds and still realize surpluses.
A large producer of tubers in the Chelyabinsk suburb - the state breeding plant "Russia" - continues to develop potato growing as an industry. There are high requirements for tillage, modern equipment is purchased, seeds are renewed. According to the regional department of agriculture, the potato yield in the farm has reached 245 centners per hectare, which is much higher than the level of the previous year. "Russians" approached the record of 2017, when a record yield was obtained here - 250 centners per hectare.
Potato farms are located in Alishevsky, Kremenkulsky, Tominsky and Sakkulovsky rural settlements. Small farm areas occupied by potatoes add up to a rather significant total area - more than 806 hectares. Last year, each farm hectare yielded an unprecedented crop - 300 centners per hectare. The current weather, unfavorable for seedlings, and the lack of sunny warm days have reduced productivity to 225 centners per hectare. However, the total gross indicator of farmers remained at a good level - 18 tons.
A slightly lower yield of tubers was obtained in the farms "Mitrofanovsky", "Atria", "Kaskad", "Meridian". For next year's harvest, according to the regional agricultural administration, 1800 tons of early and late potato seeds were filled in the region.
Author: Irina Rusakova Photo: Andrey Mizerov, http://sn74.ru