The most expensive wheat sowing is not yet completed
The most expensive wheat sowing in Serbia so far has not been completed even though October ended, which is the optimal deadline for completing this work. According to farmers’ estimates, more could be sown than last autumn.
Sowing is delayed due to the difficult harvest of corn, which was hampered by long-term rain, but, according to the assessment of the president of the Independent Association of Farmers of Serbia, Jovica Jaksic, a larger area will be sown than in 2021.
„So far, according to rough estimates, sowing has taken place on about 70% of the area and it is not excluded that more than 700,000 hectares will be sown this year, which is more than last year when about 650,000 hectares were sown.“
Jaksic said that farmers reduced the amount of mineral fertilizers used during sowing, because it is too expensive, and the use of declared seeds was also reduced, which affects yield.
The reason for the increase in the area under wheat, according to him, is also the fear of spring drought, which this year again has significantly reduced the yields of spring crops, so it is estimated that autumn sowing, when there is more moisture, could yield a larger crop.