The deputy chairman of the government Vladislav Bakumenko reported on the progress of the harvesting campaign to the governor of the Amur region, Alexander Kozlov.
Cereals are now 84% harvested. Adjustments to the course of the harvesting campaign are made by the weather. Waterlogging of the soil prevents the technique from entering the fields. However, the weather did not prevent farmers from forming a seed reserve. He is already ready for 91%. Next year, agricultural producers intend to increase grain crops.
This year, farmers have already harvested 210 hectares of buckwheat - this is more than last year, experts note a high crop yield - 8 centners per hectare (usually collect 6 centners). Potato also showed record yields. In the region, 140 centners per hectare are collected from farms in the farms, and 169 centners per hectare in the Blagoveshchensk district.
The head of the region paid special attention to the creation of a separate department of the Rosselkhoznadzor. In May, the governor of the Amur region, Alexander Kozlov, discussed this issue with the head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Sergey Dankvert.
Now the region is subordinate to the Trans-Baikal Department of Rosselkhoznadzor, whose central office is in Chita. This does not allow to quickly resolve issues. The terms for issuing phytosanitary documents and product quality certificates for Amur plant growers are significantly increasing. Moreover, the dynamics of the development of agriculture in the region suggests a further increase in the volume of work on the part of this service. Therefore, the issue was resolved positively - the Rosselkhoznadzor Directorate in the Amur Region will begin work from the beginning of 2018. Now work is underway to form personnel.
By the way, the sowing in the Amur region was protracted due to weather conditions. A total of 1 million 237 thousand hectares of grain and 946 thousand hectares of soybean are sown, which is 52 thousand more than last year.