High temperatures and drought severely affect corn production in Serbia

The Serbian newspaper “Kommersant” reported on August 9 that drought and hot weather are destroying corn in Vojvodina, Serbia’s largest agricultural region. Experts expect total corn production this year to be less than 5 million tons, an amount that will only meet Serbia’s domestic consumption, with only a small amount able to be exported.

Agricultural analysts say this could be the worst drought that has occurred since 2012. The situation is similar throughout the Vojvodina region, where it is expected that this year’s corn crop could be between 4.5 and 5 million tons. The lack of rainfall and high temperatures have not only been devastating to the corn crop, but have also caused significant losses in soybeans, while sunflower harvests have been better.

This also means that Serbia will likely lose its position as one of the world’s top 10 corn exporters this year.

Source: Economic and Commercial Section of the Embassy in the Republic of Serbia

Post time: Aug-25-2022