СONDITION OF THE RUSSIAN SEED PRODUCTION OF VEGETABLE CROPS
Russia today produces very little seed of vegetable crops. The main share of the seeds is imported from abroad. Production of own high quality seeds is not only the fulfillment of an important part of the food program, but it is also connected with the health of our nation, human longevity and it is essential element of food security of the country. In recent years, more and more Russian vegetable growers began to use domestic varieties and hybrids in crops production . This fact indicates that the really competitive varieties and hybrids of domestic breeding began to appear on the market. Such enterprises as agricultural firm «Poisk» contribute to the revival of the domestic seed production. However, they will not be able to achieve any success in this area without serious help of the state.