At an event on the sowing campaign of vegetables in open ground, Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Food and Processing Industry of the Orenburg Region Sergey Balykin said: “Today, vegetable growing is one of the most rapidly developing branches of agriculture.”
The consumption of fresh vegetables is increasing every day. The minister cited figures: the area occupied by potatoes and vegetable crops in open ground in all categories of farms will be 9,5 and 6,6 thousand hectares, respectively.
“However, this is not enough today. Therefore, our task is to develop vegetable growing in the region, including through irrigation, - Sergey Balykin noted.
The governor of the Orenburg Region has set a task for the Ministry of Agriculture and municipalities to increase the area for planting borscht vegetables (cabbage, onions, carrots, beets), as well as potatoes to ensure food security in the Orenburg Region. The key task in the region is to increase the volume of production of competitive, environmentally friendly vegetable products that are in demand on the domestic market.
Growing vegetables and potatoes in the Orenburg region is only half the task. Products must also be stored in the winter. On the territory of the Orenburg region, according to data from farms, there are 28 vegetable and potato storage facilities with a total storage capacity of 30 tons of products.