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Enterprises of the protected ground was able to increase the production of cucumber and tomato in the period of the pandemic
In a pandemic Covid-19 enterprises of the protected ground was able to increase the performance for production of greenhouse cucumbers and tomatoes more than 20%. This was stated by the Deputy of the state Duma, President of the Association "Greenhouses of Russia" Alexey Sitnikov, commenting on the data released yesterday by the Ministry of agriculture, according to which the collection of vegetables in greenhouses in the first half of 2020 amounted to 840 thousand tons, which is by 22.5% more than in 2019.
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"The positive role played by a combination of factors. First, last year launched the additional capacity, which increased production volumes. Those plants that was launched in late 2018, in 2019 passed the stage of formation, and in 2020 - has reached capacity and give maximum performance. Secondly, we managed to minimize the impact of the pandemic on greenhouse production, as businesses continued to work non-stop," - said Alexey Sitnikov.

According to the Ministry of agriculture, by the end of 2020 it is expected a new record - at least 1.25 million tons of the crop. "Indeed, the production figures this year will be exceeded by 25-30% in comparison with the previous year. In the first quarter, the growth yield was 38%. Second, this growth has declined due to poor weather: for the first time in the last 15 years, we are faced with the minimum volume of solar energy and conventional technologies without the use of lighting, there was a decline. However, the fourth quarter will show significant growth due to space supplementary lighting," commented Sitnikov.


The Association "Greenhouses of Russia" - noncommercial Association of the greenhouse farms and the related industries. The Association consists of 242 enterprises, including 127 greenhouses. The main activities of the Association is to represent and protect the interests of the greenhouse plants in the government organs and departments of the Russian Federation, the study and implementation of achievements of scientific-technical progress at the enterprises of the protected ground; international cooperation in the field of protected ground.

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