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Agriculture Production Cooperative “Gigant” got the best potato yield in Mogilev region

The Agriculture Production Cooperative “Gigant” (Bobruisk district) got the best potato yield in Mogilev region. The information is provided by the Agriculture and Food Stuff Committee of Mogilev regional administration.

The cooperative’s average potato yield makes 465 centners per hectare. The cooperative pushed Bobruisk district to be the leader in potato yield. Here the average potato yield makes 397 centners per hectare. The district harvested in over 16.3 thousand tons of potato. 11 thousand tons was harvested by “Gigant” Cooperative only. The second and the third places in potato yield belong to Khotimsk and Mstislavl districts with potato capacities of 302 and 301 centners per hectare respectively.

According to the chairman of the Agriculture Production Cooperative “Gigant” Nikolai Sakun, the achievement became possible due to the strict correspondence to potato growing technologies. The cooperative grows two kinds of potato: Belarusian “Breeze” and Dutch “Red Scarlett” with capacities of 400 and 550 centners per hectare respectively.

Nikolai Sakun says that this year the cooperative planted 6% of potato more. The target is to harvest 25 thousand tons. They are storing potato at their own vegetable store with capacity of 20 thousand tons. With time potato process will go up and the company will start selling the potato grown by it. The cooperative has necessary equipment for potato packing.

The Agriculture Production Cooperative “Gigant” (Bobruisk district) specializes in dairy and meat production. It also focuses on crops, legumes seeds and potato farming. The cooperative produces rape, sugar beet, feed crop. In 2011 the company’s cultivation area included crops and legumes (45.6%), seed corn (10%). The cooperative has 2 plant production plots, 8 farms, and one milk producing complex. The company employs about 300 workers.

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