Potato System in Russia cites data released by the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region, saying that potato producers in the Moscow region have planted potatoes on an area of ??11,200 hectares, which is more than 80% of the intended area to be planted this year.
According to Andrei Razin, Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region, more than 14,000 hectares will be planted with potatoes this year in the Moscow Region.
According to the minister, this year potato planting in the Moscow region began earlier than planned. And there are already urban districts where the work is completed.
“We were the first to plant potatoes in the Dmitrov city district, in particular, at the Dmitrov Vegetables agricultural holdings. In total, 4,200 hectares of potatoes have been planted in this district already, which is about 78% of the planned acreage,” Razin noted.
This year they plan to allocate 5,400 hectares to potatoes in the Dmitrov city district, which is slightly more than last year.
“According to the plans of farmers, we will be able to start harvesting the first early potatoes around the beginning of July,” the minister added.
Currently, sowing cabbage, beets, onions, lettuce and other crops is in full swing in the suburbs.