The ban on imports of Western food is paying off. The other day it became known that the agrarians of the Arkhangelsk region decided to engage in mass cultivation of elite seed potatoes.
The fact is that earlier agricultural producers could purchase seed potatoes of the super-super-elite level in Western Europe. But after the introduction of Russian food counter-sanctions, this possibility no longer exists. However, the need for high-level seed material naturally remained.
The Arkhangelsk Region has all the necessary conditions for the active development of this area. The cultivation of seed potatoes is facilitated by the climatic and phytosanitary characteristics of the region. Including a low infectious background, which helps to minimize the spread of harmful viral diseases.
In addition, the region's agrarians understand that they are not able to compete with the southern regions of the country and collect two crops of marketable potatoes a year. Pomorie's competitive advantage lies in the production of seed potatoes. The project site will be the Lyubovskoye agricultural enterprise near Arkhangelsk. Already next year, the highest quality seed material capable of producing a large harvest will be offered to everyone.
A source: http://argumenti.ru