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Russia: Yamal’s scientists work on new potato varieties for Extreme North

Image result for Yamal russiaIn the coming year, Yamal’s authorities will begin work on new varieties of potato, which would be suitable for growing in the Extreme North’s conditions (the Yamal Peninsula is located in the northwest of Siberia). The local department of science and innovation will do the work jointly with specialists at the Yamal agricultural research station. “The science in Yamal is focused on applied tasks, related to the region’s industrial development, to studies in ecology factors’ influence on the health, to development of the agricultural complex,” the department said on Monday. “In 2018, we plan more active selective work of the Yamal agricultural research station on potatoes for the Extreme North.” TASS reported earlier that the Yamalo-Nenets Region supports scientific experiments in growing frost-resistant vegetables, plants and trees. In summer 2016, local specialists began an experiment to grow strawberries, currants and raspberries in the Extreme North conditions. More

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