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In 2011 the AGROTRADE Group will invests 18 mln hrn in its own elite seed farm in Kharkiv region


Elite seed farm was created on the basis of "Kolos" ALLC Kolomaksky district in Kharkiv region.

Demand for high-quality seed production appeared in the AGROTRADE Group with the expansion of the land bank. Within several years AGROTRADE is planning to scale up it from 45 ha to 100-150 ha.

"Kolos" ALLC seed farm will provide with seeds both the Group`s businesses and other enterprises of Kharkiv, Poltava, Sumy, Chernihiv regions.

In 2011 "Kolos" ALLC is going to produce seeds of winter wheat - 850 tons, barley - 240 tons; soybeans - 120 tons, sunflower - 80 tons; corn (maize) - 230 tons. The plans also comprise production of quality varieties of seeds: seed buckwheat - 50 tons, barley - 60 tons.

In 2010 production of cereal seeds and oilseeds in the AGROTRADE Group was separated in the strategic direction. Seed areas doubled and reached 3000 ha. The growth in seed production in 2010 has allowed not only to provide Group`s own enterprises with quality seeds but also to start trading seeds not merely in Ukraine but also with other countries. The first 600 tons of barley seeds was delivered to Russia.

Agrotrade Group, 2009