The project on year-round cultivation of strawberries in greenhouses using the hydroponics method, implemented, including with the involvement of the Agrostartup grant, will allow farmer Dmitry Shlykov to produce up to 5 tons of strawberries per year, as well as create four jobs.
Director of the Department of Agriculture and Food of the region Denis Cherkesov visited a farmer in the Teikovsky district and discussed with him the progress of the project and issues of further development of the farm.
The farm received a grant in the amount of 2.2 million rubles in 2021. Dmitry Shlykov used the funds from the Agrostartup grant to purchase equipment for the year-round operation of a 400-square-meter greenhouse. meters – a greenhouse box, a liquid fuel boiler, an irrigation and lighting system, a mortar unit, planting material was also purchased.
In March of this year, 4.3 thousand strawberry seedlings were planted on the farm. Seedlings of three varieties were purchased in the Krasnodar Territory. In two weeks, the farmer is preparing to harvest the first harvest, he plans to sell the berries through retail chains in the Ivanovo region. According to him, the retail chains Magnit and VkusVill are already interested. The plans are to start construction of another similar greenhouse this year, said Dmitry Shlykov.
Denis Cherkesov noted that Dmitry Shlykov, after mastering the Agrostartup grant, may qualify for another type of support – a grant for the development of a family farm, which is also distributed based on the results of a competitive selection.
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