On the basis of the agricultural enterprise “Istochnik SK” LLC of the Krasninsky district, a regional seminar-meeting was held on the strategy for the development of domestic potato seed production in the region.
The event was attended by heads of agricultural organizations and heads of peasant (farm) farms, representatives of federal scientific institutions, as well as representatives of manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural machinery intended for the production and post-harvest processing and packaging of potatoes, including representatives of factories of the Republic Belarus.
The range of issues to be discussed is the direction of selection, the parameters of potato varieties, proposals for the sale of specialized agricultural machinery and equipment. The participants of the seminar-meeting paid special attention to the competitiveness of potato production in the Smolensk region on the basis of cooperation and modernization of agricultural technologies, noting the high prospects of this direction.
The work of the seminar-meeting began with a visit to the material and technical base of LTD «Istochnik SK» (a visit to a machine and tractor park, a potato sorting station, a potato storage, a packing line), as well as an acquaintance with the varietal resources of potatoes on the production fields of the enterprise (demonstration of harvesting potatoes with agricultural machinery and equipment of LTD «Istochnik SK»).
The theoretical part began with an introductory speech by the acting Head of the Krasninsky District Municipal Formation of the Smolensk Region, Vladimir Popkov.
During the seminar-meeting with the main report on the topic «Competitiveness of potato production in the Smolensk region on the basis of cooperation and modernization of agricultural technologies», the head of the Smolensk region department for agriculture and food Tatyana Rybchenko made a speech.
The co-speaker on this topic was Mikhail Barachenya, head of the seed-growing enterprise LLC «Istochnik SK».
Also at the meeting, representatives of federal scientific institutions, firms – suppliers of agricultural machinery, the Smolensk Regional Consumer Union, ANO «Export Support Center of the Smolensk Region» spoke.