At the enterprises of the Moscow region, the berry harvesting season has been started, as reported by the press service of the regional Ministry of Agriculture with reference to the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region Sergei Voskresensky. One of the first to start harvesting was the Yagoda-Malina fruit nursery in the Shakhovskaya urban district which uses natural fertilizers to grow American tall blueberries and garden strawberries.
“A distinctive feature of the company in growing berry crops is the use of exclusively natural fertilizers which, as a result, affects the quality and environmental friendliness of products, as well as the availability of a modern technologically advanced drip irrigation system used in the open field,” Voskresensky said.
The project for the industrial cultivation of blueberries and garden strawberries Fruit Nursery “Yagoda-Malina” began to be implemented three years ago.
“To date, the fruit nursery has invested 280 million rubles in the project. The total investment is 350 million rubles. The company has created more than 35 jobs with an average salary of 65 thousand rubles and up to 300 seasonal jobs with an average salary of 46 thousand rubles,” Voskresensky specified.
They remind that last year 1.2 thousand tonnes of berries were harvested in the Moscow region which brought the region the second place in the country in this direction. The total area for berry production in the region is 182 hectares. It is specified that the largest producers of berries in the Moscow region are Sovkhoz named after V. Lenin, “Russkaya Yagoda”, “Nepetsino”, “Serebryanye Sady”, “Shulgino”, “Kolomenskaya Yagoda”, “Yagoda Malina”, and “Lukhovitskie Ovoshchi”.