of the project "Raspberries across the border" is in full swing, in
which, besides the Serbian municipalities of Arilje and Čajetina the
municipality of Istočni Stari Grad, also the municipality of Sokolac is
included. The project is worth just over 236.000 Euros. Most of the funds were
provided by the European Union. The municipalities participate with 15 percent
of the funds of the total project value.
the area of Sokolac municipality, last spring, there were 30 dunums of
27, experts from Arilja went around to see raspberry plants in the area of
Sokolac municipality and Istočni Stari Grad in order to get acquainted with the
current state of the raspberry farms. In the municipality of Sokolac visited
the raspberry farms in Bukovik and Novo Selo.
Radojko Luković, engineer of the Arilje Innovative Center, who is in charge of
a team of experts who monitor implementation of the project "Raspberries
across the border," said, future producers of raspberries on Romanija have
been provided with adequate professional help in order to successfully deal
with production of this berry.
"We have been
with them all the time, advised them on which technology to choose,
participated in the analysis of land and gave other advice. We came at the
beginning of spring to visit the plantations. This is the time to set up posts
and wire to which grown raspberry sprouts need be tied. Despite the severe
winter and inclement weather conditions at the time of planting, on the most
raspberry farms the condition is satisfactory. All who respected advice and paid
the appropriate attention to raspberries, have a good growth of seedlings. It is
the fact that the snow did its part, there are broken stem, but the planting
sites will stay healthy and new seedlings will grow next season. For the most producers
it is the most important to create seedlings, which in the coming years will
create additional income to the household," says Luković.
to him, this spring fertilizing of the seedlings with manure and mineral
fertilizers needs to be made and also plowing to protect crops from weeds. Of
course, there is setting up of posts for grown seedlings. Wire for the posts should
arrive these days. Then it will be worked on providing everything needed for