Donau Soja field days in Serbia and Croatia
Donau Soja Field Days on sustainable soybean production were organised in June in Serbia (Lugovo) and Croatia (Osijek) and gathered more than 400 farmers, processors, input providers, exporters and soya buyers from the region and Europe. The field day in Serbia was jointly organised with the Institute of fields and vegetable crops and the company Belchim with the support of experts from Agricultural Extension Service Sombor and Agribusiness Partner. In Croatia main partners were Agriculture Institute Osijek, Yara and Orchem.
In total 40 partners from the region, leading seed, crop protection and crop nutrition companies and machinery producers, presented over 50 soybean varieties, 20 foliar fertilisers and inoculants and 15 combinations of crop protection products. The best practices in soybean production recommended by the Donau Soja Standards were demonstrated to all visitors, providing the possibility to achieve high quality soybeans and giving the opportunity to access new regional and international markets.
The field days attracted great media attention, which confirms that Donau Soja field days are the central place in Europe where knowledge and best practices in sustainable soybean production are met.