According to the operative information of the Department of Agriculture of the Tambov Region, the harvesting of potatoes has been completed at the agricultural enterprises of the region. The crop has been harvested from over 3,7 thousand hectares of fields. The gross harvest of potatoes exceeds 112 thousand tons. Note that this year the crop yield is much higher than last year's indicators - 304 centners per hectare (2019 - 237 centners per hectare). Experts note that the use of high-quality seeds, the introduction of modern technologies, as well as the competent use of fertilizers in the fields contributed to the increase in productivity.
The leaders in the collection of potatoes in the Tambov region this year are the plant breeders of the Michurinsky region. Almost 36 thousand tons of culture have been collected here. It is worth emphasizing that the region has the highest potato yield - 471 centners per hectare. The agrarians of the Morshansk and Tambov regions also achieved good crop yields this year - 392 and 347 centners per hectare, respectively.