The potato harvest has started on the fields of Continental Farmers Group, as reported by the press service of the company. The total acreage in the current production season is 1.7 thousand hectares: 1.1 thousand hectares in the Lviv region and 0.6 thousand hectares in the Ternopil region. The firm plans to complete the harvest by the end of September.
Potato growing remains a strategic activity for the company, since Continental Farmers Group has its own modernized production facilities for the storage and processing of potatoes, has modern specialized equipment for this crop in its agricultural park, and also uses its own tested technologies for the cultivation.
Considering these factors, Continental Farmers Group expects the acreage devoted to potato planting to increase to 2.2 thousand hectares by 2021. It also predicts a gradual proportional increase in the share of this crop in subsequent seasons. At this time, the total capacity of Continental Farmers Group's potato storage facilities is over 87 thousand tons.
Georg von Nolcken confirmed Continental's plans to build up its own potato assets and invest in the expansion of potato storage capacity in the region in the near future.