All-Russian Day of flax fields 2018 will be held in the Smolensk region

© Photo : press-service of administration of the Smolensk ablutionary flax in the Smolensk regionAll-Russian Day of flax fields 2018 will be held in the Smolensk region© Photo : press service of the administration of Smolensk region

. All-Russian Day of flax fields in 2018, organized by the authorities of the Smolensk region with the support of the Ministry of agriculture and Minpromtorg Russia will be held on Tuesday, July 31, in the village of Provenience pochinkovskogo district of the region, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional administration.

«Honored guests of the event will be first Deputy Minister of agriculture of Russia Dzhambulat Hatuov and the Vice-Minister of industry and trade of Russia Viktor Evtukhov. It also will involve the scientific breeding centers of Russia and Belarus, seed farms, branches of Federal agencies in the sphere of plant growing, the educational institutions of higher and secondary profile, leading agricultural organizations and processing enterprises, representatives of leading companies dealing with plant protection in Russia, companies in the supply of biological products, mineral and organic fertilizers, credit institutions, microfinance organizations and insurance companies», — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, in the open area will unfold the exhibition of modern agricultural technologies, which will demonstrate in the field the latest achievements of agricultural science and production in the field of flax.

«At specialized sites will feature the latest achievements of agricultural engineering: machine complexes on all stages of production of flax. The exhibition will bring together more than 50 companies that represent more than one hundred samples of new advanced agricultural machinery,» — said the press service.

It noted that the event will include an extensive business program. In particular, the session will be held, dedicated to the development and support of the flax complex, as well as meetings and industry round tables and practical part of the examination of varietal crops of flax and demonstration of the specialized flax machines. During the session the Governor of the Smolensk region Alexei Ostrovsky, representatives of ministries and leading industry experts will discuss the potential and prospects of flax.

Smolensk oblast plans to become a leader in all major segments of the global market of flax and linen products, including spun flax fiber, flax yarn and fabrics.

According to the Governor of the region Alexey Ostrovsky, the area has all the prerequisites for that already by 2030, to increase the yield of flax complex in 48 times, receiving from its activities at least nine billion rubles, which will be one third of the total income of agriculture in the region.