With the participation of the Heads of Sumy Regional State Administration, the Department for Agroindustrial Development, the PJSC Chernigivelitkartoplia, the Institute of Agriculture of the North East, the Kisson trading house, numerous farmers engaged in potato production and university staff, a “Potato field day” was held at SNAU on June 30.
The plenary session was addressed by university scientists, representatives of firms, research institutions, who comprehensively revealed the potato industry functioning in Sumy region and Ukraine.
On the experimental fields of the departments of biotechnology and phytopharmacology, as well as those of breeding and seed production, the participants became acquainted with new potato varieties, including those selected by University breeders -Grand PhDs in Agricultural sciences, Nelly Kozhushko and Anatoliy Podhaietskyi.
For the first time, the participants of the seminar have been given an opportunity to visit the field, where the recovered material of nine varieties most suitable for cultivation in the conditions of the north-eastern forest-steppe of Ukraine (near the village of Postolne) is grown.
Numerous participants expressed a wish for such events to be held as often as possible.