Soya-2017 pilot project intended to bring Russian soybean production to a qualitatively new level


In 2017, the Yug Sibiri agro-industrial company will continue implementing a pilot project called “Soya”, which was started last year to expand plantings of high-protein soybean varieties in the Siberian federal district of Russia. This was reported by the company’s press service. At the moment, agricultural producers from eight districts of Altai region participate in the Soya-2017 pilot project. Each of them has allocated 50 ha to 3000 ha for soybean sowings, reports UkrAgroConsult.

“Yug Sibiri Holding started this activity in Altai region in the spring of 2016. Last year, trial planting of the Kofu, Maksus and Prypyat soybean varieties was carried out in two different climatic zones of Altai region: in Mamontovsky and Smolensky districts. The results exceeded all expectations: the protein content in soybeans of these varieties varied from 37 to 44%,” reads the report.

“This year, Yug Sibiri is planning to expand the soybean planted area from 2 to 10 Th ha. With this purpose, we advance high-protein soybean seeds to farmers in Altai and Omsk regions. Also, we continue supporting growers under our traditional advancing program: RUB 400 Ml will be allocated for this,” said the Holding’s CEO Mikhail Markovich.



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