EkoNiva-Semena has taken part in the International Agricultural Exhibition YugAgro 2019 in Krasnodar. This year, the agricultural forum gathered over 700 corporate participants from 35 countries. More than 20 thousand farmers attended the event.
Opening the exhibition, Veniamin Kondratiyev, Governor of the Krasnodar area, emphasised that the development of agricultural sector at present is the key priority for the authorities and business, which is promoted by such major industry events.
‘YugAgro is the leading platform for communication, business meetings, networking and signing of contracts’, said the head of the oblast. ‘Here, we are all united by a common goal, which is the development of the agricultural sector and the economy, improvement of life in the rural areas and production of quality food.’
Good seeds are one of the determining factors in high yield. EkoNiva-Semena sees provision of a wide choice of high-yielding and in-demand varieties and crops as the company’s main objective. At the exhibition in Krasnodar area, it presented a comprehensive range of seeds. The focus of the display was on spring crops. Among them, Likamero spring wheat was an undeniable favourite. This intensive variety with a unique combination of earliness of ripening and the high yield it produces suits perfectly the climate of not only Krasnodar area, but also other regions of Russia. Triso and Calixo spring wheat varieties were also in high demand at the exhibition.
Peas and barley came second in the customer’s rating. Zinaida Vakar, head of a farming enterprise (Voronezh oblast, Ostrogozhsk district) cultivated Margret barley in the fields of her farm last season for the first time: the results were impressive.
‘We harvested 4 tonnes of Margret barley, which is an excellent yield’, says the woman farmer. ‘We are planning to continue growing this variety. This year, we have bought six tonnes of Alekseich winter wheat from EkoNiva and we are hoping to reap high yield.’
For many farms throughout the country from Krasnodar to the Far East, EkoNiva-Semena is a trusted partner. The company can boast a top-notch quality control: moisture content, technical purity and germination capacity of the crop seeds are routinely tested in the laboratory.
‘Cooperation with EkoNiva-Semena is beneficial for us. It inspires confidence in the future yield’, says farmer Vladimir Stebakov (Oryol oblast, Oryol district). ‘We mainly buy cereal crop seeds: wheat and barley. Last year, we were genuinely happy to harvest 8.6 tonnes of winter wheat Nador. It is a highly productive variety. On our farm, we give priority to such crops and always opt for quality.’
Exhibition guests paid close attention to soybeans. It is a profitable crop today.
‘We sell the early ripening Canadian soybeans variety Prudence’, says Willi Drews, PhD in Agronomy, EkoNiva advisor. ‘When it is harvested the fields are cleared early and it is possible to sow wheat, for example. Another option on offer is the Swiss soybeans variety Tourmline. We tested it in the city of Ust-Labinsk of Krasnodar area and the variety performed well, 2.32 tonnes per hectare.’
EkoNiva-Semena has partners all over the country. This year, the company’s branch office has been established in Krasnodar. During the exhibition, the company booth was visited by hundreds of its present and potential clients from different regions.
‘We have been trying to devote as much attention as possible to everyone’, emphasises Willi Drews. ‘The solutions we provide are custom-tailored. Company specialists keep themselves updated on the latest trends, analyse information and know for sure what will be in demand and of interest tomorrow. We are always glad to share our expertise.’
By Tatyana IGNATENKO