Raspberries, blackberries, cherries,plums, strawberries, apricots, apricots, etc. The fruits that Sweet Homeprocesses, partly comes from their plantations, and partly in cooperation withproven subcontractors, who, as Svetlana says, have already introduced a"controlled production" system. Since this year, Sweet Home has beenpracticing it in its orchards. This means that special attention is paid toprotection, which is done under strict rules and with supervision. Plantationson the sunny slopes of Kopaonik, the Sweet Home with 8 hectares, expanded to17. And that`s not the end, our collocutor says, because if everything goessmoothly, they will spread even further.
In order to prevent sky deciding on their destiny, irrigation systems have beenintroduced, and their subcontractors are working according to the sameprinciple. Still, whether they want it or not, agriculture depends on the cardsgiven to her, so this year`s drought left a trail. However, not large - for athird of a smaller raspberry species, it is offset by the good results of sourcherry, strawberry and apricot, our collocutor says.
Organic raspberry and blackberry planting is a new goal. In order to start certified organic production, significant preparations are necessary, and, according to our interlocutor, demanding way to go - on land preparation, obtaining of certificates, etc.
Thus, Sweet Home, which has 45 employees, is planning to reach it in three years.
"Drugs are prescribed as well"...
Speaking of "pure"
production they are turning to, our interlocutor referred to a painful point of
domestic agriculture - the uncontrolled use of protection products.
- We, as someone who has decided on controlled production and who has plans for organic farming, we ourselves choose for strict checks, limitations, etc. Nevertheless, I think it is necessary for the state to work on how the rules would be more strict and people more aware, to use scientific knowledge, "not just to spray around". You also buy prescription drugs, so why should spraying fruit be carried out as anyone likes? The state needs to be more involved - says "women dragon" Svetlana Miljkovic.