Year 2021, Volume 67 Issue 1 (31.03.2021)

Year : 2021
Volume : 67
Issue : 1 (31.03.2021)
Authors : Anto MIJIĆ , Ivica LIOVIĆ, Aleksandra SUDARIĆ, Tomislav DUVNJAK, Danijel JUG , David KRANJAC, Zoran JOVOVIĆ, Antonela MARKULJ KULUNDŽIĆ
Abstract : Sunflower, along with soybean and oilseed rape, is a very important oilseed crop in Croatia. In the period 1999-2018, it was grown on average of 32,741 ha with an average grain yield of 2.54 t ha-1. The largest area under sunflower was in 1999 (49,769 ha) while the highest grain yield was achieved in 2013 (3.20 t ha-1). In general, sunflower production is characterized by significant variations in areas and grain yields, due to number of reasons: agroecological conditions in previous growing season, prices of raw materials and repurchase, incentive and support system, applied technology and knowledge of the producers. However, in the last few years, there has been a slight increase in the areas and sunflower grain yield. Agroecological conditions, choice of hybrids, the possibility of crop rotation expansion, high grain yields in relation to almost all EU countries, processing capacities and repurchase security are in favour of the possibility of more intensive increase of areas and sunflower grain yield in Croatia
For citation : Mijić, A., Liović I., Sudarić, A., Duvnjak, T., Jug, D., Kranjac, D., Jovović, Z., Markulj Kulundžić, A. (2021): Status and perspectives of sunflower production in Croatia. Agriculture and Forestry, 67 (1): 35-45
Keywords : sunflower hybrids, production, agroecological conditions, grain yield
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