Macedonia. Grain harvest almost finished in Kumanovo, yields down


The cold winter has reduced grain production in the Kumanovo area. Wheat and barley harvests in Kumanovo are nearly complete and yields range from 1.000 to 2.500 kilograms per hectare.

"We have 12.820 hectares of wheat and 8.713 hectares of barley in Kumanovo, Lipkovo and Staro Nagoricane, mostly with individual farmers", said Naser Dauti, from the regional office of the Agriculture Ministry.

In February frosts caused heavy damages to farmers near Kumanovo, especially to the orchards and vineyards, which at places saw the entire crops destroyed. Another cold spell during the Spring also damaged the vegetable


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