In the Stavropol region grow potatoes out of the tube

Experimental Hothouse "meristem culture" specializes in the cultivation of elite seed and breeding work.


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Scheme for producing seed deserves special attention.
According to company director Boris Vershinin, to ensure that the final product, experts takes 4 years. First shoots of future potatoes get out of the tube with just one cell of the meristem. Then, the test-tube plants are grown in special equipment minitubers. Potato harvest of the first high-end receive only a third year.


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To keep the quality of the material, it is grown Burgustanskom plateau at high altitudes. At an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level, no aphids, the main carrier of viral infection, and thus the risk of contamination of the culture is practically eliminated. It was only the fourth year of super-elite seeds gathered by hand, sold to consumers.

To date, the economy grow five varieties of potato breeding, which is being implemented throughout the country and also exported abroad.

Here are very strict compliance with the principle of crop rotation. At one and the same field of potatoes planted not more often than once every five years. In the interim period of the field sown with winter wheat or buckwheat.


 Photo source:radikal.ru


 Photo source:radikal.ru


 Photo source:radikal.ru

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