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Up to 12 tons of “Grin Sad” lettuce grown in Penza region in 2015

13:50 | 26.02.2015 | Economy


Penza, 26 February 2015. PenzaNews. Up to 12 tons of lettuce under the “Grin Sad” brand have been grown in Dmitry Gribakov’s peasant (farm) enterprise in the Penza region since the beginning of this year, said the farm head Dmitry Gribakov himself during the visit of governor Vasily Bochkarev in Shemysheysky area.

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In summer 2014, a modern 1,3 sq. meter greenhouse with Finnish equipment was built in the area for growing hydroponic greenery.

“We spent 40 million rubles for the construction,” Dmitry Gribakov said.

He added that the entire process is mechanized and computerized, and production is supervised by five specialists.

The first batch was planted on October 25, 2014. At present, the product range includes 12 kinds of green plants, with a daily yield over 270 kg of product. The entire process, from planting to marketing, takes 30 days.

This project is an example of creative and innovatory approach to the matter, Vasily Bochkarev commented on what he has seen.

“The high-tech production line operates effectively, creates jobs, the product is sold in the Penza region at affordable prices, and the regional budget gets an additional source of income through taxes,” the head of the region said.

The governor stressed that Penza product under “Grin Sad” brand is an esteemed result of the greenhouse business planning and development of vegetable production.

As the press service of the regional government informed PenzaNews agency, the farmer plans to expand his business in spring: build an additional module area of 1.3 sq. meters, and plant 20 more hectares of vegetables into open ground gardens.

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