Since the beginning of the year, the gross harvest of greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers amounted to 2260 tons.
Crimean farmers have sown 760 hectares of vegetables and almost 700 hectares of potatoes. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Crimea Arsen Arziev at the meeting of the Committee of the State Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Agrarian Policy and Rural Development.
“From the beginning of the year, the gross harvest of greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers amounted to 2,260 tons. 687 hectares of potatoes, 24.5 hectares of cabbage, 78.5 hectares of beets, 222.5 hectares of carrots, 285 hectares of onions, more than 55 hectares of garlic, 5 hectares of gourds were sown in open ground. The most important elements of intensive technology in the cultivation of vegetables are irrigation and balanced nutrition. The use of drip irrigation systems in the cultivation of vegetable crops saves water, fertilizers and energy. The predicted sown area of vegetables for the 2022 harvest is about 7,000 hectares,” the Deputy Minister noted in his speech.
Arsen Arziev also stressed that, according to the applications of agricultural producers in the crop industry, in 2022, it is planned to irrigate an area of slightly more than 20 thousand hectares with a water supply plan of more than 80 million m3. Taking into account the climatic features of the Crimea, the withdrawal of water from the system of the North Crimean Canal for the purposes of irrigation of various crops was carried out not earlier than May.
“It is expedient to carry out the flooding of rice paddies not earlier than the first decade of May. The systems of the North Crimean Canal will be ready to supply water to farmers by April 25,” the Deputy Minister emphasized.
Today, according to the information provided by the administrations of the regions of the Republic of Crimea, as well as the State Committee for Water Management of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 59 ponds on the territory of the Republic of Crimea are in a satisfactory condition and can be filled with Dnieper water.
Arsen Arziev also noted that the sowing work is being carried out as usual.
“On average in Crimea, 90% of seedlings are in good and satisfactory condition. 187.8 thousand hectares of spring crops were sown, which is 78.4%. 166 thousand hectares or 97.8% were sown with early spring crops, which is 22.3% more compared to 2021. Top dressing of seedlings was carried out on 99.6% of the total sown area,” the Deputy Minister emphasized.