Farmers of the Lipetsk region in Russia have harvested 28,600 tons of greenhouse vegetables since the beginning of this year. This is 28% higher than then at the same time last year when 22,300 tons were harvested as reported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
Most of the harvested vegetables were cucumbers (15,600 tons) and tomatoes (13,000 tons). It is noted that the total area of Lipetsk greenhouses with a year-round cultivation cycle at the beginning of 2021 was 224 hectares. They yielded 149,000 tons of vegetables last year, which was 36% more than in 2019. The Lipetsk region takes 1st place in Russia in terms of vegetable production in winter greenhouses.
“Since 2014, greenhouse vegetable growing has been one of the main priorities in the development of the agro-industrial complex of the Lipetsk Region,” stressed Oleg Dolgikh, the head of the Lipetsk Regional Agriculture Department. “State support provided by Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture in conjunction with regional support measures allowed investors to increase the area of modern greenhouses by 20 times. The gross harvest of greenhouse vegetables increased 25 times.”
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