Twenty combines are harvesting sunflower seeds in the fields of OkaMoloko, an enterprise within EkoNiva Group. The crop has already been reaped from 3,000 ha out of 21,000 ha where they are grown.
Representatives of the largest grass seed producer, a Danish company DLF Seeds, have visited Zashchitnoye, a plant breeding and seed growing enterprise of EkoNiva Group. During the meeting, the parties discussed the current cooperation issues and outlined the prospective directions for their future joint work.
Savinskaya Niva, EkoNiva’s organic operation situated in Kaluga oblast, is intending to stockpile 1,000 tonnes of organic maize silage which yield capacity makes 13,53 tonnes per hectare. The preparation started on September 30. So far, more than 500 tonnes of green mass have been reaped, while plans are afoot to harvest 100 hectares.
The first outcomes of cultivating in-house bred winter wheats have been assessed at the plant breeding and seed growing division of EkoNiva – these varieties have proved to be high-yielding and resistant to weather abnormalities.
EkoNiva has increased the winter crop area by more than 30%: 73,000 hectares against 56,000 hectares in the previous year.
For the first time in history, EkoNiva Group ranks among Forbes’ 200 largest private companies in Russia published in the October issue of Russian Forbes.
Spring wheat and soya bean varieties from EkoNiva-Semena’s portfolio have come under the spotlight at Primorye Field Day. The event took place in Ussuriysk gathering over 300 agricultural producers of Primorye area and neighbouring regions.
Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation has announced the winners of the annual Russian Company of High Social Efficiency award. EkoNivaAgro, Voronezh oblast, took third prize in the Territory Development Social Investment and Sponsorship category.
At Food Business Leaders’ Forum held as part of WorldFood Moscow 2021 trade show, Stefan Duerr, EkoNiva Group President, announced that the largest raw milk producer in Russia and Europe is currently preparing for audit of the Group’s enterprises in Kaluga and Voronezh oblasts to comply with the Halal certification requirements.
EkoNiva Group has summed up the results of 2021 season winter crops sale. The total of 590 farms received high-quality winter crop seeds in time for the sowing campaign – overall, over 15,000 tonnes. The company’s sales revenue increased by 11% compared to the previous year.