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Introduction: Raspberries are little red berries, sold all over the world during the summer months. They originated from Russia, where they grow in the woods as a wild berry. They now grow in the wild all across eastern europe, and over the time farmers have come to farming the raspberry plants to produce sweeter and bigger berries. Raspberry is an easy crop to farm, as with the right climate it does require a lot of care compared to most other fruits, however still gives a farmer a lot of profit. Raspberry doesn't grow well at all in the west of Europe, and Serbia is one of the main distributors of organic raspberry amongst most west and central european countries. To farm raspberry, the soil needs to be very fertile, light in texture, slightly loamy, and most importantly, it must have a constant supply of moisture which needs to reach pretty high up near the surface. Raspberry farming is very common in Serbia, as it's climate and a lot of it's land has got the perfect conditions to grow raspberries. Once raspberry is planted on a field, it spreads across very easily, so there is not need to worry about replanting or plants dying out. ...read more.

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Farms are not typically very big, as lots of small farmers own land, so most of the farms are family-owned. Farms often share machinery they need, and as they are so small, farmers usually combine their products, selling and exporting together as one company. That way the also have to pay less tax on their goods, and are more likely to get more profit. The government does a lot to help the industry, paying farmers for new machinery and expenses for fertiliser and a lot of other things, so that even the smallest farms can afford to be able to actually produce and sell product5. Most raspberry farmers need divide their land up into sections, using land rotation to let half of the land be used up for farming raspberry for 12 years, and the other one resting for 12 years, in which time the soil regains all of the essential needed nutrients and minerals and is ready for planting when the other half is drained out of these. Raspberry needs to be watered manually once a week, and fertilised once in the autumn and once in early spring. ...read more.

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5) Belgrade is the capital, it has a big railway station, a port, and an international airport. Belgrade is the trade center of the whole country, therefore it is really profitable to keep the farm nearby. 6) You can see all the different transportation methods out of the country - rivers, railways, all meeting up in Novi Sad and Belgrade. Sources: "??? ?????????? ???????" ????? - ??????? ????? ??????? ?? ???????. 20 Feb. 2010 <http://www.genon.ru/getanswer.aspx?qid=c8055f5a-c3cc-4e51-8c77-1bf16d698d06>. "??????????? ??????." ??????????, ??????????? ? ??????????????. 20 Feb. 2010 <http://www.fermersha.ru/vyrashchivanie-maliny>. Serbia Agriculture and Forestry - Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. 21 Feb. 2010 <http://school.eb.co.uk/eb/article-42938?query=serbia%20agriculture&ct=>. "Fao; pasture forage country profiles; Republic of Serbia." FAO: FAO Home. 19 Feb. 2010 <http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof/serbia/serbia.htm>. "Serbia." Map. 20 Feb. 2010 <http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/pub/aminet/pix/map/Serbia.jpg>. Serbian Fruit Industry. SIEPA. 20 Feb. 2010 <http://www.siepa.gov.rs/attach/FruitIndustryInSerbia.pdf>. "StateMaster - Encyclopedia: Serbia." StateMaster - US Statistics, State Comparisons. 20 Feb. 2010 <http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Serbia#Transportation>. "Taming Serbia's wild raspberries." Eric Jansson Online. 20 Feb. 2010 <http://eric-jansson.blogspot.com/2007/06/stymied-by-legal-vacuum.html>. "Vojvodina -." Wikipedia. 20 Feb. 2010 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vojvodina#Geography>. 1 "Serbia." Map. 20 Feb. 2010 <http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/pub/aminet/pix/map/Serbia.jpg>. 2 "Vojvodina -." Wikipedia. 20 Feb. 2010 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vojvodina#Geography>. 3 "Fao; pasture forage country profiles; Republic of Serbia." FAO: FAO Home. 19 Feb. 2010 <http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof/serbia/serbia.htm>. 4 Serbian Fruit Industry. SIEPA. 20 Feb.2010 <http://www.siepa.gov.rs/attach/FruitIndustryInSerbia.pdf>. 5 Serbia Agriculture and Forestry - Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. 21 Feb. 2010 <http://school.eb.co.uk/eb/article-42938?query=serbia%20agriculture&ct=>. ...read more.

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