Just as in previous years, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops organized the 2009 Field Day of Maize, Sunflower, Soybean, Sugarbeet and Sorghum. The event took place on Friday, September 4, 2009 at Institute’s Experiment Field at Rimski Sancevi. The event was attended by about 4,000 guests, more than 100 of which came from ten different countries. The guest were informed about the latest developments in the breeding and seed production of all field and vegetable crops the Institute works on.
The program started with a welcome address delivered by Prof. Dr. Petar Sekulic, Director of the Institute. The guests were also addressed by Dr. Sasa Dragin, Minister of Agriculture, and Dr. Radoslav Cerovic, Assistent Minister for Science and Technological Development. Other speakers were Mr. Aleksey Zaycev, President of «Sady Ukraine», the Ukrainian company which is a major partner of the Institute in East Europe, Mr. Milos Bugarin, president of Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Milan Veljkovic, director of PKB Corporation, and Mr. Steven Quast, Manager for Central and East Europe at «Limagrain».
The program was concluded by Mr. Dejan Lutkic, an actor, who spoke on behalf of the team of a new TV series titled «All That Wide Plain», which is sponsored by the Institute. The series is being filmed at the Dundjerski family villa in Kulpin, and it is expected to be on the air in late January 2010 on TV Pink.