In Russia, they called on to prevent a reduction in the area under vegetables of borsch set


In Russia, they called on to prevent a reduction in the area under vegetables of borsch set

03/30/2020

Last year, over 7 million tons of potatoes and 5 million tons of borsch set vegetables were harvested in Russia

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation has set a goal to increase the yield of potatoes and vegetables in 2020, AgroXXI writes.

During a meeting at the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Dzhambulat Khatuov, noted that recent events have shown particular relevance to the provision of the population with potatoes and vegetables (carrots, cabbage, beets, etc.). He thanked the vegetable growers who harvested the planned harvest last year, and noted that the remaining balances in vegetable storages and retail chains are enough to satisfy consumer demand.

Last year, over 7 million tons of potatoes and 5 million tons of borsch set vegetables were harvested in Russia.

This year, a number of regions planned to reduce the production of vegetables throughout the country by 500 thousand tons. The first deputy minister assessed this position as incorrect.

Under the circumstances, it is important to increase the production of vegetables and potatoes by at least 25% for full self-sufficiency.

See also: Russia: greenhouse vegetable production has increased by 33% since the beginning of the year

Moreover, the growth of cultivated areas and the increase in productivity are also important for increasing gross harvest. To do this, we need to organize the provision of quality seeds – both for commodity production and for personal consumption.

Also, one of the ways to solve the problem of self-sufficiency was the organization of high-quality storage and an increase in a sufficient number of vegetable and potato storages in order to prevent situations when the harvest from the field is immediately sold to dealers at a bargain price.

The Ministry of Agriculture urged the regions to actively monitor the varietal composition and quality of potato seeds and vegetables, as well as work on creating a system for the distribution of domestic seeds and planting material in the country.

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