July 20, 2011


Wheat harvest in Serbia to be completed by week's end



About 80% of wheat fields in Serbia have been harvested and the rest should be done by the end of the week, the Ministry of Trade and Agriculture told Tanjug on Monday (Jul 18).


According to preliminary data, the average yield is between 3.8-3.9 tonnes per hectare. Wheat was sown on 491,000 hectares last fall.


Harvesting is almost over in Vojvodina, while it is still in full swing in mountainous parts of the country, says the Ministry.


Minister of Trade and Agriculture, Dusan Petrovic, said last week that this year was one of the best in the last decade and the total wheat crop is expected to be between 1.8-1.9 billion tonnes.


"We will have enough wheat," Minister Petrovic said.

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