The wheat harvest in Serbia is coming to an end and the yield is better than last year

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The president of the Independent Association of Farmers of Serbia, Jovica Jaksic, said today that the wheat harvest in Serbia is nearing the end because 80 percent has been harvested, and the yields are from three to eight tons per hectare.
“Time is in our favor and we can work, and 80 percent of the area has been harvested so far, and the yield is uneven, from three to eight and more tons,” Jaksic said for Beta.
He added that the yield is better than last year, but that the average yield is still difficult to determine until the harvest is over.
Jaksic said that at the end of the harvest, it will be known whether the average yield exceeded five tons per hectare.
He said that the high temperatures “roasted” the grain, but that the quality was on average better than last year.
According to him, the yield of barley is better than in 2020, and the yield of oilseed rape is “excellent” and amounts to 3.5 to eight tons.
“The price of wheat of 20 cents would suit farmers, now it is from 17 to 19 cents, but the millers are pressuring the buyers to reduce them,” said Jaksic.
Agricultural expert Milan Prostran said that this year’s crop of wheat with transitional stocks will amount to about three million tons, and that 1.5 million is enough for domestic needs, and that the rest will be able to be exported.
“The yield of wheat this year is from four tons to ten in the fields where full agro-technical measures have been applied, and that means that the land is prepared for sowing and fertilized,” said Prostran.
According to him, farmers will not have costs for drying wheat this year because high temperatures have dried it and it can be transported directly to silos.
He added that it is good that the price of wheat has increased compared to last year, because that will arouse the interest of farmers to sow it.
“Wheat must be sown for several reasons, due to crop rotation, clearing the land of weeds, and it requires the smallest investments,” said Prostran.
He appealed to farmers to sow as many field crops as possible in the fall, because climate change has made spring sowing uncertain and risky for the crop, Danas reports.