At the moment, more than half of the sown area of potatoes has been harvested in the region. Productivity on them reached 60 tons per hectare. According to preliminary data, the gross harvest of potatoes this year is higher than last year. If then 39 thousand tons of potatoes were harvested from the same volume of areas, then this year it is already 43, which is 4 thousand tons more.
Each year, the region produces an average of 900 thousand tons of potatoes, but Altai residents consume only a third of the crop. The rest of it is exported to other regions of the country. This year, the demand for Altai potatoes is especially high. In many European regions of the country, the crop suffered from moisture and disease.
A source: https://vesti22.tv