A meeting on the development of potato growing in the Vologda region was held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Governor of the Vologda Region Mikhail Glazkov.
The event was attended by Evgeny Simakov, Head of the Department of Experimental Potato Gene Pool of the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution "All-Russian Research Institute of Potato Economy named after Alexander Georgievich Lorkh" in the field of plant protection from diseases, pests and weeds.
Within the framework of the meeting, the participants visited the potato test field of the Ustyuzhensky Potato SSSK, where new varieties of potatoes were presented, including varieties of the A.G. Lorkha.
Mikhail Glazkov noted that “the typical for northern latitudes the length of the day creates good conditions for the rapid growth and development of plants, especially during the initial growing season. These conditions make the Vologda region favorable for the cultivation of high-quality seed material.
To date, 6 agricultural organizations and peasant (farmer) farms are included in the register of seed farms in Russia for growing seed potatoes, five of them are located in the Ustyuzhensky region. Analysis of the work of seed farms shows a high level of agricultural technology, well-organized measures against pests, diseases and weeds. Thus, today we can safely say that the chosen direction of potato seed production is correct. "
Over the past year, the Ustyuzhan people sold almost 4 thousand tons of seed potatoes, including 2 thousand tons of elite. By 2025, it is planned to increase sales to 10 thousand tons.
Evgeny Simakov drew attention to the fact that SSSK "Ustyuzhensky potato" rightfully occupies one of the leading places in the quality of the seed potatoes it produces.
The Governor of the region and the Government of the region support the creation of potato-growing peasant (farm) farms and provide measures of state support: for the production of original and elite potatoes from the regional and federal budgets, for the production of marketable potatoes, for the purchase of equipment, machinery, equipment for growing potatoes (including potato harvesting, as well as other equipment for sorting, packing and loading potatoes).