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Penza region potato production grows 6.2%

11:29 | 14.11.2015 | Economy


Penza, 14 November 2015. PenzaNews. Agricultural enterprises of all levels in the Penza region have produced 594,000 tons of potatoes in 2015, which is 6.2% more than a year ago.

Penza region potato production grows 6.2%

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The total amount of sales-grown potatoes is 97,700 tons, the maximum over the last 25 years.

“We also made it high in yield. The average potato yield in agricultural enterprises this year is 20.5 tons per hectare, with the best enterprises reaching 40-50 tons per hectare. This is the best yield in the whole history of professional potato farming in the region,” the press service of the Penza region Agriculture Ministry informed PenzaNews agency.

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