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Smart greenhouse for Korean-style potato cultivation in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

According to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture's Multimedia Center, a meeting was held between a delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture and representatives of the International Institute of Horticulture from South Korea.

During the meeting, they discussed a project aimed at enhancing the workforce's potential in the development of potato seed production and production systems in Uzbekistan.

Representatives from the International Institute of Horticulture expressed their intention to build a 'smart' greenhouse based on hydroponics at the Samarkand Institute of Innovations and Research, as well as a storage facility for potatoes. The main goal of implementing this project is to effectively develop potato seed production and prepare highly qualified specialists capable of managing this system. Additionally, the project is expected to contribute to ensuring the country's food security and increasing the income of local farmers.

The 'smart greenhouse' is planned to be put into operation in October. Various potato varieties created by Uzbek and Korean breeders will be tested here. Another goal is to create a complete chain of cultivation for the most productive varieties, thereby enhancing the qualifications of master's students and researchers and potentially supplying high-yield potato seeds to local farms in the future.

As noted during the constructive dialogue, the first stage involves selecting potato varieties suitable for Uzbekistan's climate from the seeds. The second stage will involve the construction of the greenhouse itself and the planting of seed material. The third stage will involve the installation of a complex covered with a special mesh to protect against insects and provide natural ventilation. The fourth stage allows the localization of ready seeds in the fields. The project envisages the use of the most modern agricultural technologies.


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