The head of the Ministry of Agriculture of Tatarstan, Marat Akhmetov, called the potato crop “excellent” this year. This was announced by the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic at a briefing in the RT Cabinet of Ministers today.
The republic has collected 142 thousand tons of potatoes with an area of 5,2 thousand hectares, which is 87 percent of the plan. The average yield is 276 kg / ha.
“Potato harvesting is already nearing completion, this year's excellent harvest is almost 280 c / ha. The republic, of course, will be fully provided with them, no problems. This year, the potato crop is much better on personal subsidiary plots, ”the deputy prime minister said. “The situation is also favorable for vegetables.”
Marat Akhmetov also noted that over the past 10-15 years, the population of the republic has been reducing the area under sowing potatoes. “To a greater extent, they grow according to their needs,” he said.
The minister also said that 18 districts began harvesting sunflower, which covers a total area of more than 124 thousand hectares. “In recent years, we have been fond of high-margin crops, taking into account climate change towards warming. They started harvesting sunflower, the average yield - about 18,5 c / ha. He has a good purchase price - more than 20 rubles per kg. This year, good prices for rapeseed. Its area is over 120 thousand hectares, ”he said.