“This year, we have planted sunflower on between 240.000 and 250.000 hectares of land, which is an all-time record,” says Vukosav Sakovic, director of Zito Serbia.
Farmers have had ideal weather conditions for sowing – warm climate and the land that was moist enough in its deeper layers. There hasn’t been too much precipitation either. However, the concern now is with the high daily temperatures and dry surface layers of the land, so the rain is very much needed to speed up the growing process. Due to drought, farmers have been focusing on other agricultural crops instead of maize,”the daily Dnevnik writes.
“”This year, we have planted sunflower on between 240.000 and 250.000 hectares of land, which is an all-time record. We also planted soy on 220,000 hectares, and with 90% of it being in Vojvodina. A total of 900,000 hectares will be covered in maize, which is 70,000 hectares less at the height of the season when we had maize on as much as 1.2 million hectares of land,” Sakovic said.
Wheat has been sown on 675,000 hectares, just like 20 years ago and definitely more than in 2016, a total of 590,000 hectares were under it. Also, 52,000 hectares of canola has been sown.
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