Krasnodar, 24 March. Last week, Vice Governor Andrei Korobka reported that 1,750 hectares of new gardens will be laid in the region this year.
By now, the first 150 hectares have already been planted, Mr. Korobka said.
“Currently horticulture is one of the most dynamically developing branches of agriculture,” he stated. “Every year, even in most complicated weather conditions, Kuban gardeners work hard to increase the yield of fruits and berries. Over the past few years, the average annual output of fruits grown by farmers and agricultural companies has grown by 60%, and the average yield of commercial gardens has reached 20.6 tons per hectare, which is by 33% higher than the national average.”
Mr. Korobka added that production ramp-up has been connected with substantial governmental financial aid granted to the industry, which helps increase the area of up-to-date hi-tech gardens.
“Horticulture receives serious governmental investments every year. This year, over 600 million roubles have been allocated to support the industry,” he said.
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