On 27th June 2017 Solana Ukraina together with company BASF held the seminar “Early potato yield makes your business successful” in the farm PSP “Amarant Agro” (Kyiv area).
Two varieties – Minerva and Laperla – make it possible to get early yield in central Ukraine. Despite the strong frost on 5th May, which killed 90% of germinated sprouts, good early crop was formed due to efforts of Mykola Rymarchuk and his team. For the moment harvesting of Minerva was started with average yield 18,5 t/ha and selling price of 10,5 UAH/kg.
But the high price for early potato is quickly low down. To avoid the problem farmers need the variety which grows faster than price decreases. Such a variety is Laperla. According to data of Amarant Agro:
25.06.2017 – 18,0 t/ha
02.07.2017 – 27 t/ha
14.07.2017 – 43 t/ha
26.07.2017 – 57 t/ha
01.08.2017 – 65 t/ha
Such dynamics can be observed each year in both Ukraine and Belarus.