Dagestan is intensively developing horticulture
From 2011 to 2021, over 15 thousand hectares of orchards were planted in Dagestan, including over 4 thousand hectares of intensive type, said Sharip Sharipov, First Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of Dagestan.
According to his statement, the turning point in the development of horticulture in Russia was 2014, when the import of certain types of agricultural products, raw materials and food was banned. At that time, the government supported the accelerated development of horticulture.
As a result, in 2021, the production of fruits and berries in Russia increased by 33% and in Dagestan – by 85% compared to 2014. The yield of fruit crops in the country increased by 50%.
Currently, 19 regions of Russia have orchards with an area of over 1 thousand hectares. Dagestan takes the 7th place among them, with an area of intensive type orchards exceeding 4 thousand hectares.
Super-intensive orchards with a planting density of more than 3.5 thousand seedlings per 1 hectare are also being actively laid. As of today, in Russia, there are more than 10 thousand hectares of super-intensive gardens and in Dagestan – about 170 hectares.