Harvesting-threshing campaign in Mitrovica is successfully completed. Officials of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said that wheat yields were lower compared to last year, due to agro-ecological conditions.
Director of this Department, Bislim Imeri, said that despite some minor problems, this year harvesting –threshing has been successful. "Department of Agriculture and Rural Development along with the Municipal Commission for white grain harvesting-threshing campaign, have constantly been on the ground becoming familiar with the difficulties and problems of farmers and harvesters, offering them at the same professional support in resolving different problems and difficulties.. "
He said that this year in the Municipality of Mitrovica were planted 930 ha with wheat, 800 ha with oat and 45 ha with barley. "Harvesting-threshing campaign started on 06.07.2012 and lasted until 25.07. 2012 ".
Imeri stressed that the process of harvesting-threshing, despite some minor problems was performed as designed and planned by the Department of Agriculture and MAFRD.
"It is important to note that they started with10 combine harvesters, but later their number increased in 20.”
He said that based on data from the field and analyzes, this year average yield was: 4000 kg / ha of wheat, 2100 kg / ha of oat and 2400 kg / ha of barley. "On successful completion of harvesting- threshing, despite ecological conditions, have affected several factors: the arrival of a certain number of combine harvesters from other municipalities, then the field work of the municipal committee and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and as well as subsidies from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for harvesters with 25% cheaper oil per liter
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