EkoNiva-Semena has participated in the All-Russian Field Day 2021 held in Yekaterinburg oblast, which features the latest achievements in plant breeding, agrichemistry, crop protection and dosplays a broad range of state-of-the-art farm machinery.
‘The Field Day is one the largest agricultural trade shows taking place in actual farm field conditions’, says Yevgeniy Kucheryavenko, Executive Director of EkoNiva-Semena. ‘It’s a perfect space to represent our company, cultivars and seed portfolio as we can demonstrate our variety trial plots prepared and sown here in advance. Here we also unveil our specialised trial plot machinery, which we use at our own seed growing and plant breeding operations.’
EkoNiva booth also displayed machinery by ZURN brand from Germany: the ZURN D82, a powerful plot seeder designed for precise sowing, the ZURN D90 single-row seeder for plant breeding and the ZURN Z130ST, a highly efficient thresher.
‘Across Yekaterinburg oblast and neighbouring regions, we focus mostly on spring crops’, continues Yevgeniy Kucheryavenko, ‘primarily cereals such as wheat, rye and oats. Peas and forage crops are also a popular choice for local growers. For example, sowing alfalfa has been an increasing trend lately. In general, farmers here prefer winter-hardy varieties. For example, from our portfolio, the bestseller in this region is winter wheat Skipetr, besides, we are happy to observe a growing demand for our in-house bred winter cultivars Cepheus, EN Taygeta and EN Albireo.’
EkoNiva spent 3 productive days at the All-Russian Field Day 2021 welcoming guests at the booth, networking, catching up with old friends and making some new ones.
By Tatyana IGNATENKO