For the first time in the region, federal support to farmers was directed not only to cowsheds, pigsties and poultry farms, but also to crop production. 13 greenhouse complexes have already appeared in the area named after Lazo. The Ministry of Agriculture is sure that in connection with the policy of import substitution, there will be more people wishing to receive support, the maximum amount of which is 30 million rubles.
“I made it before the New Year! Until the price go up. After the New Year, sanctions and price increases began.”
Therefore, for the first time in the fields of a remote village in the Khabarovsk Territory, in front of the eyes of local residents, a truly greenhouse town has grown in just a month. 13 complexes of 50 meters long. And these are already other technologies, and not as in the old fashioned way – in the open field.
“- Either it rains, then there is a drought, so I decided to apply for a grant.”
Nikolai Pak grew up on the ground, his father always made small greenhouses from old boards and grew vegetables. But the son wanted scale, so a grant of 12 million rubles allowed him to turn around. Eggplants, peppers, cabbage, melons have already sprouted – how many thousands, Nikolai cannot count. The farmer himself designed the structures, read in the agricultural literature what kind of coating would attract those rays of the sun that the plants needed.
Nikolay Pak, a farmer: “It transmits many spectra of rays, light, dense, 150 microns, there are a lot of additives in it, the simple one collapses quickly, here the slope is large, forty-five degrees, so that it doesn’t push through in winter that the snow leaves better.”
Grants for the development of family farms have been issued in the region since 2012. But for the first time, it was decided to give federal support not only to cowsheds, pigsties, poultry breeding, but also to crop production. The maximum amount is 30 million rubles.
Galina Poduzova, head of the department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Khabarovsk Territory: “The regional competition commission selects the project that has the maximum implementation, the main indicator is the production and sale of products for five years according to the farmer’s business plan.”
Now, in connection with the course towards import substitution, the Ministry of Agriculture is sure that there will be much more applicants for grants. Both agrarians and livestock breeders are already showing interest.
The first harvest from these greenhouses will start at the weekend fair in mid-July. This year, due to the long installation of structures, early cucumbers could not be planted. They will catch up next season, and then vegetables from Poletnoye will appear on the shelves in early May
Nikolai Pak has already calculated, again relying on modern agricultural science, that he will be able to harvest in greenhouses almost all year round! This means that fresh cucumbers, cabbage and peppers grown under the grant will replace imported products at least until the end of October.