As of May 17, 2019, in the Ryazan Region, potatoes were planted on an area of 3,4 thousand hectares - this is 75% of the planned.
The largest potato producer in the Ryazan Region is AgroSoyuzSpassk LLC. In the Spassky district, this is the only company specializing in the production of potatoes and vegetables. This year, farmers here decided to abandon the planting of zucchini and pumpkins, but increased the area under potatoes by 80 hectares, which due to its excellent quality is in demand not only in the capital, but also in other regions of the country.
“680 hectares were allocated for potatoes this year- says the chief agronomist of the company Igor Pavlov. - These days, landing is approaching the finish line, about 60 hectares are planted per day, navigation on vehicles helps. The farm introduced a system of precision farming, which allows you to work even at night. When planting, fertilizers and protectants against diseases and pests are laid simultaneously with the tuber. As in the past year, irrigation circular plants will work throughout the potato growing period. ”.
They started planting potatoes at AgroSoyuzSpassk LLC from the earlier Red Scarlett cultivar, then planted Merlot and now started to Innovator. This Dutch mid-early variety was planted last year. Due to its dense structure, it is great for cooking french fries and chips. Demand for this variety is large, so they occupied almost half the entire area allotted for potatoes - 310 hectares.
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