Serbia is a country on the Balkans with a population of about 7 million. According to the representative of Amycel Csaba Hajdú, the volume of production of mushrooms in Serbia – 5000-7000 tons a year.
Local mushroom farms use compost by two plants. The absence of compost imported should be mentioned. ChampicompDoo. and UCADoo are the compost suppliers.
UMDIS asked Dragan Novakovic, the owner of UCADoo, a few questions about the current situation on the Serbian mushroom market. This plant supplies about 800 tons of compost per week. Compost Phase 2 in blocks.
Dragan, how many mushroom farms operate in Serbia?
– According to our estimation, this is about 500 farms. But small farms are common in Serbia, so many of those five hundreds of farms have one or two rooms. Some mushroom growers cooperate with each other.
What are the prices for mushrooms?
– In Serbia, mushroom prices are low. The normal price for us is less than 1 Euro per kilogram. This is the first price – from the farm.
What are the current yields in Serbia?
– Many farms are small and do not have the appropriate equipment. Therefore, yields are very different in summer and winter. In the cold months, the yield that can be achieved – even 30 kg per m2. Now is summer and yields fall to 27-25 kg per m2 and less.
We remind you that the consumption of mushrooms in Serbia exceeds 1 kg / year / person.