On August 18, 2011 in the Lipetsk region the second technological seminar of KVS RUS LLC on potatoes was held: “Harvesting and laying potatoes for storage”. This time, among the guests of the seminar were both practitioners and representatives of government agencies responsible for the work of the agricultural sector.
With an introduction the head of the Terbunsky region Sergey Ivanov and the deputy head of the agricultural department of the Lipetsk region Viktor Shilov spoke at the seminar. They talked about the progress of harvesting in the region.
Fulfilling the wish of the guests of the first technological seminar, the organizers invited Sergey Filippov, candidate of biological sciences, leading scientific specialist of the All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Pathology as a speaker. He spoke about the difficult situation with potato bacterioses: unfortunately, neither effective methods of control, nor diagnostics, which give a XNUMX% guarantee of the absence of bacterial diseases of seed material, exist at this stage. This applies to both quarantine objects (brown bacterial rot, ring rot), and all varieties of the black leg.
Information on testing potato varieties of the KVS selection was relevant. When artificially infected, the Ramos and Labadia varieties showed, in comparison with the varieties of other companies, a very high resistance to one of the most harmful forms of black leg - Dickeya Solani. These varieties, both imported and Russian, KVS RUS LLC is ready to offer for sale in the 2011-2012 season.
Jos Scholtens, an agronomist at KBC Potteyto BV (Netherlands), reported that since April 1, 2011 all the assets of Van Rhine-FAC have been transferred to FAC Poteyto BV. In connection with the complete transfer of ownership to the KBC group of companies, additional investment is expected in the development of selection and seed production of potatoes.
Jos answered questions regarding the cultivation of varieties of pic. The technology was described not only in terms of fertilizer doses for a particular variety, planting depth, planting standards and storage conditions in conjunction with the intended use of potatoes, but also in terms of the susceptibility of a particular variety to herbicides (Zenkor, Bazagran by predecessor) and growth inhibitors (CIPC). The information on the KVS varieties expected to be included in the register of the Russian Federation: BioGold and ElMundo was important.
BioGold - an early variety of an extensive type, which will allow it to be cultivated with a low agricultural background and a minimum of plant protection products. ElMundo - a variety with a ripening period of 70-75 days, high marketability and good keeping quality. Both varieties have proven themselves well in Europe and will go on commercial sale in Russia in the coming years.
Among the speakers at the seminar were representatives of Dmitrov Agro Resource LLC Murad Mustafayev and Victor Chulanovwho spoke professionally about the equipment supplied by the company to Russia to ensure the full technological cycle of growing, storing and packing potatoes and vegetables. The company offers an integrated approach to each client and various forms of financial interaction: both the basic package, which provides for a 100% advance payment, and leasing, credit, barter and taking used equipment against new ones.
The presentation finished the theoretical part of the seminar. Bayer Ivan Sheiko on the system of integrated protection of potatoes. FAC and Bayer are connected by cooperation within the framework of the Center for Agrarian Competencies (CAC) on the basis of the FAC Experimental Station in Lipetsk.
The practical part of the seminar was held in the Dolgorukovsky district of the Lipetsk region on the basis of the Trio Agrofirm. The Trio firm is a key partner of KVS RUS LLC for the entire package of agricultural crops (sugar beets, corn, sunflower, rapeseed, cereals, potatoes) supplied by KVS to Russia. In 2011, joint projects were launched to grow seed potatoes and winter rye seeds of the Picasso hybrid for KVS. The potato varieties presented in the fields of "Trio" were not chosen by chance. Ramos and Picolo Star have good resistance to the Y virus, which allows seed production on an annual basis. The Picolo Star variety formed an average of 27 tubers per plant, with a seed yield of 92%.
Aleksandr Retinskiy, deputy director for crop production of the Trio Agrofirm, and Andrei Fandikov, an agronomist-potato grower, told how they managed to achieve the yield of seed potatoes of 35 t / ha and commercial - more than 50 t / ha in practice.
Speaking about the results of the seminar, it should be said that this event provided an opportunity for professionals to communicate and exchange experiences. It brought together experts from more than 10 regions of the Russian Federation. Among the guests were both participants of the first technological seminar and beginners. The event brought together those for whom 2010 was the first in this business, those who are familiar with this sector of the economy (GC Malino, GC Agroindustrial Park, LLC Experimental Farm, etc.) and those who have a certain weight in the processing industry still young for Russia (OOO "Frito Lei Manufacturing").
The KVS RUS company is always glad to see guests and is waiting for you at the third technological seminar in February 2012, which will be devoted to soil cultivation and control of viral infection.