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Title: The trends in maize and wheat production in the Republic of Serbia
Authors: Grčak, Milosav
Grčak, Dragan
Penjišević, Aleksandra
Simjanović, Dušan
Orbović, Branka
Đukić, Nevena
Rajičić, Vera
Journal: Acta agriculturae Serbica
Issue Date: 2020
Abstract: The total area under cereals during 2018 remained at a long-term stable level of about 1.7 million hectares. Maize and wheat are the most important crops grown in the Republic of Serbia. In the structure of harvested areas under cereals, maize dominates (53%), followed by wheat (38%). The objective of this paper was to determine if there was a recognisable trend line for the production of these crops in the 2007-2018 period. The yield data (Area harvested (ha), Production (tonnes), Production (t/ha)) were collected from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Calculations of relevant and valid trends using central tendency measures, dispersion measures, relative ratios and percentage growth were used for statistical data processing. During the observation period, the average annual growth in maize yield was 6.38%, while the average annual growth in wheat yield was slightly lower, 2.00%. However, it is not possible to create an appropriate trend line for any of the variables in order to predict a future time period, since the coefficient of determination is low.
Type: Article
DOI: 10.5937/AASer2050121G
ISSN: 0354-9542
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Science, Kragujevac
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