In the Moscow region, 96 agricultural organizations and farms are engaged in the cultivation of vegetables and potatoes. The first to start collecting early vegetable crops is Ramensky, Kolomensky, Dmitrovsky, Lukhovitsky, Ozersky and Serpukhov urban districts. Vegetables from these districts are already actively sold on the shelves of retail chains, local markets and at agricultural fairs in Bolshoi Podolsk.
There are many agricultural complexes in the region, which have become recognizable brands over the years of their presence. One of the most famous is Lukhovitsky cucumbers. The famous selected cucumbers are grown in the greenhouse complex “Lukhovitsky Vegetables”, which have long become a quality standard. Strict phytosanitary control and the use of natural protection against pests make it possible to abandon the use of chemical methods of protection and grow environmentally friendly products.
A packaging and distribution center for storing and processing fresh vegetable products operates on the territory of the plant, which has no analogues in the world. The complex is equipped with a 4-tier automated storage area, which guarantees compliance with the highest standards of product savings and logistics. Equipment for automatic sorting, calibration and packaging guarantees the fastest, most efficient and accurate pre-sale preparation of fresh vegetables. Fruits “from the bush” will be on the shelves of retail chains and retail stores, such as “Magnit”, “Perekrestok”, “Pyaterochka”, “Dixie”, “O’Key”.
Another greenhouse complex of Agrokultura Group LLC is located in the urban district of Kashira. As part of the implementation of the state program of import substitution. Agrokultura Group LLC is the largest investment project in the Moscow region, thanks to which 1,500 jobs have been created in the region, more than 60 thousand tons of vegetables are produced every year, and domestic consumers are continuously provided with tasty and fresh vegetables.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region gave a forecast for the production of vegetables for 2022, it is planned to harvest more than 336 thousand tons of crops. This season, the sowing of open ground vegetables is planned on an area of 8.2 thousand hectares, with an average yield of 410 centners per hectare, the gross harvest will be 336 thousand tons or + 10% by 2021.
Note that the Moscow region today is 70% provided with its own potatoes, 56% – vegetables, 35% – grain and milk. For a number of food products, it supplies not only itself, but also other regions of the country.
At the end of 2021, the Moscow Region produced 111 thousand tons of protected ground vegetables:
Cucumbers – 70.7 thousand tons;
Tomatoes – 39 thousand tons;
Others – 1.3 thousand tons.
The main production leaders in 2021 were Agrokultura Group LLC, Lukhovitskie Vegetables LLC and TTK LLC.
Also this year, in the Moscow region, the volumes of the future harvest are planned to be estimated using artificial intelligence technology. The pilot project will cover seven major crops: spring and winter wheat, sunflower, corn, sugar beets, buckwheat and potatoes.