ISIT TO UKRAINE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF KAZAKH HOLDING AT THE INVITATION OF THE COMPANY Zakhid Agrobiznes
In early October, a delegation from Kazakhstan visited Ukraine. The trip was organized by ZakhidAgrobusiness, which has been the official distributor of soybean seeds of the Canadian selection Prograin in Ukraine for more than five years. For Kazakhstan, Canada is the closest in terms of climatic conditions, so the purpose of the visit of foreign guests was to learn the art of soybean cultivation, get acquainted with the varieties and gain European experience in agribusiness.
“Soybeans have a future in crop production. Today we are getting acquainted with this culture, which is still new to us, and with the varieties that are most suitable for our climate, ”says Oleksandr Fadeev, a representative of Atameken-Agro JSC. volume_upcontent_copysharestar_border
Atameken-Agro JSC is a large holding in Kazakhstan, with a total of more than 440 thousand hectares of land, of which 270 thousand are sown areas. This is a group of companies, which includes both agricultural producers who grow various crops (oilseeds, grains, legumes, fodder), and companies with storage facilities – elevators, hangars and warehouses, HPP. Another area is animal husbandry (beef cattle) and poultry farming (ducks, geese).
Землі холдингу розташовано на півночі країни у Північно-Казахстанській та Акмолинській областях. Клімат – різкоконтинентальний, дещо посушливий, середньорічна норма опадів – 250-270 мм, а може бути й 120-150 мм. Це зона ризикованого землеробства. Ґрунти різні: від солонців – до чорноземів. Працюють за технологією No-till.
Where are exclusive soybeans grown?
The acquaintance with the agriculture of our country began in Lviv region, where Kazakh farmers got acquainted with the organization of the work of PE “Western Bug”. It is one of the leading seed producers in the Western region and a reliable partner of Zakhid Agribusiness. It is here on the seed plots that Prograin soybean varieties from the elite are propagated for the 1st reproduction. To do this, the farm has all the opportunities and resources: experienced professionals, proper technical and technological support, its own seed plant and agrochemical laboratory. Here they care about the purity of the variety and the quality of future seeds, so the company “West Agribusiness” really gets the best prepared seed with high germination.
‟In the Ukrainian market we offer 3 varieties: exclusive – Amadeus, Kyoto and new Zelda, as well as varieties Lybid and Kofu. Zelda is a novelty, precocious variety with high yield potential and high resistance to lodging. The protein content is 44%. Its ripening period is 100-110 days (2375 CHU), – says Artem Gavrilyuk, agronomist of LLC “Zakhid Agrobiznes”.
“Zelda is one of the earliest varieties of soybeans that we grew in our seed farm,” adds Khrystyna Danyliuk, head of the sales department at PE “Zahidniy Bug”. – It was harvested at the end of August with a yield of 2.9 t / ha – a good result for a variety with such an early maturity. This is a niche variety that has a purpose: to give the maximum result for its maturity group and to release the field faster. Zelda is perfect for those companies that have many crops in crop rotation, because it allows you to sow winter wheat or barley in time. ” »Christina Danilyuk. – It was harvested at the end of August with a yield of 2.9 t / ha – a good result for a variety with such an early maturity. This is a niche variety that has a purpose: to give the maximum result for its maturity group and to release the field faster. Zelda is perfect for those companies that have many crops in crop rotation, because it allows you to sow winter wheat or barley in time. “
Examining soybean fields, we ask guests what characteristics a variety must have in order to grow it successfully in Kazakhstan?
“The first factor is the number of CHU-positive temperatures during the growing season, the second is protein, and the third is the yield potential,” said Viktor Kukharchuk, agronomic consultant at LLC Zakhid Agrobiznes for Atameken-Agro. – Only when the first two factors are normal, you can select a variety according to yield potential. After all, if soy does not ripen, it makes no sense to grow it, if there is no protein in the grain, no one will buy, no matter how much we grow it.
Summer in Kazakhstan is very short: on October 1 this year it was already snowing, the temperature dropped, and this is a very big risk for soybeans. After winter, the snow lies until about mid-April, so sowing begins late – in May. So we pick early soybeans, and the Canadian Prograin selection is the best. ”
DOREZ mobile complex for preparation of seeds
Atameken-Agro Holding is faced with a choice: not only to find the best soybean varieties according to their climatic conditions, but also to find an effective solution for preparing seeds for its own needs.
LLC “Zakhid Agrobiznes” offers a unique solution to this issue – the preparation of seed material on the mobile sorting and pickling complex DOREZRT 354. And this solution is already available to Ukrainian farmers, the company provides seed processing services.
“There is no need to build a seed plant, you do not need entire lines of equipment, training of highly qualified personnel,” says Artem Gavrilyuk, an agronomist at Zakhid Agrobiznes LLC. – It is no longer necessary to transport seed to the plant hundreds of kilometers, even from the most remote parts of the farm, in order to finish it and take it back again. All operations – cleaning, calibration and pickling of seeds – are performed by the mobile complex directly on the farm. DOREZ serves one operator and three handymen. The quality of seed treatment is the best, as after the seed plant. And it’s cheaper than transporting seeds to the plant, and even transporting waste. “
Productivity of the DOREZ RT 354 complex – 6 t / h. It consists of: two norias, a separator-cleaner, a pickling machine, a pneumatic conveyor for loading seeds, equipment for unloading pickled seeds.
Grain with impurities is fed into the cleaner. First, the aspiration removes the smallest impurities, which are divided into two categories in the sedimentation chamber: light impurities (dust, small particles) removes the fan, and heavier waste is unloaded by an unloading auger.
The cylindrical part of the drum consists of 3 or 4 sieves. The first sieve separates small, round impurities from the grain by means of round sieve holes Ø 4 mm. The second (and third for the sorter with 4 sieves) separates processed or small grains. Large waste is lowered into the drum, and the seeds (grains of good quality) pass through the last sieve to the noria of the sorting and treatment machine.
Guests from Kazakhstan got acquainted with the complex and very positively assessed its work. Tests were carried out: soybeans were artificially contaminated with various impurities of grains and weeds. DOREZ selects everything clearly: on the one hand there are impurities, on the other – pure calibrated soybeans. Given the scale of the holding, the great advantage of this car is that the complex is mobile: the operators arrived, did the work and went on to the next farm.
At the end of the visit to the Lviv region, the delegation from Kazakhstan went on to Ukraine – to learn from the experience of successful management and inspect the crops of soybeans of the Canadian selection Prograin in other areas.