Italians expect to produce up to 30 thousand tons of wheat in the region

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Timepiece in fotomontage wheat. Archival photoItalians expect to produce up to 30 thousand tons of wheat in the region© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Timepiece the image Bank

Italian companies plan to produce in the Orenburg region up to 30 thousand tons of wheat varieties «Rusticana» in the year, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Governor and government of Orenburg region.

According to him, the supply of grain durum wheat for the Italian company «Barilla» can begin as early as next year.

«Rusticana» is the most popular brand in Italy and refers to a potentially high-quality varieties with gluten index over 90%, vitreousness more than 22%, protein up to 17-18%. Italy produces 4.5 million tons of grain durum wheat, since many imports, mainly from Canada. The cultivation of the variety «Rusticana» in the Orenburg region will begin purchasing securities of grain in Russia», — said the Agency interlocutor.

As reported in the Ministry of agriculture of the region, several farms in the region have already started growing «Rusticana». To provide a market for Orenburg producers intend the Alliance of Italian manufacturers.

«East of the Orenburg region — the area favorable for growing durum wheat. This area of seed production is one of the priorities for the agricultural complex of the region durum wheat is highly appreciated in the international market. Good results shows the production of grain varieties of local selection of «proud». Offer the Italian side interesting in that it opens the Orenburg farmers access to new «high» technologies and quality seeds,» — quoted the press service of the acting Minister of agriculture, food and processing industry Valery Novozenina.