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Mayak Radio finds out where they grow the most delicious tomatoes in Russia

Another podcast of the “Svoye” All-Russian Census of Farmers was broadcast on Radio Mayak. The unique national project on agriculture introduces the audience to domestic agroindustrial enterprises and finds out where the most useful and delicious products are produced.

On the air, the hosts Sergey Stillavin and his friends talked to the employees of the ECO-Culture holding about the greenhouse facilities operating in Stavropol Krai and revealed the details of how the most delicious tomatoes in Russia are being cultivated.

The show was attended by the following invited experts:
• Alexei Shemetov, the Vice President for production of ECO-Culture holding;
• Zhanna Yeronina, the Head of the Marketing Department of ECO-Culture holding;
• Andrey Danilenko, the expert and the host of the “Svoye” show.

At the beginning of the conversation, Andrey Danilenko told the audience about his experience of visiting the Solnechnyi Dar greenhouse complex located in the village of Solnechnodolsk in Stavropol Krai. Turns out, this made the owner of the famous Youtube channel completely change his attitude towards greenhouse products. After that, the guests of the show tried out the tomatoes brought to the studio, which were grown in one of the holding’s greenhouses. They unanimously decided that those were fundamentally different from the ones offered by many other producers – both domestic and imported.

Alexei Shemetov told about the advantages of high-quality greenhouse tomatoes. In the greenhouses of the holding, employees can monitor and control all the growth factors – climate, humidity, pest exposure, the level of nutrients in the soil. The ECO-Culture specialists never use chemical plant protection means like it is done at some enterprises growing tomatoes in an open field. Only biological agents are allowed – the entomophagous bedbugs which are specially raised on the facilities for the struggle against insect pests. Another factor that has a positive effect on the taste of the vegetables is the sun. The location in Stavropol Krai provides plenty of natural light, making tomatoes sweet, flavourful, and juicy.

Next, Zhanna Yeronina and Alexei Shemetov talked about how the company manages to deliver tomatoes to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and even Novosibirsk in perfect safety, explained how domestic tomatoes differ from the imported analogs, and spoke to the audience about basic principles of modern organic vegetable production.

To listen to the full program, please check the Mayak radio website.