The paper presents an analysis of the implementation of the process of supplying selected means of production used in field cultivation of cereals (mineral fertilizers, plant protection products, certified seed material) in logistics of production of farms of varied areas (4 - 95 ha) and production profiles (mixed production - cultivation cereals and animal husbandry, crop production - cereal cultivation). The source material for the study were the results of a survey carried out among farmers having and managing their own farms in the central and south-eastern part of the Siedlce County in the Mazowieckie Province. Mineral fertilisers were purchased by all the surveyed farmers, the most of them – multi nutrient NPK fertilisers; phosphate fertilisers were the least popular. It was indicated that 4/5 of the examined farms used plant protection products, and all of them – herbicides. The greater share in the purchases of fungicides and insecticides was observed at the farms specialised in the cereal cultivation. It was found that certified seed material was bought mostly at the ones at year, especially in farms specialised in plant production. On the whole, younger and better educated farmers were more willing to invest in the development of their farms through the purchase of suitable means of production in quantities and at dates optimal for the agricultural technology of plants being cultivated.
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