Oct 5, 2021
MALEKAN. Frost, hail and drought occurring in recent months have smashed all hopes of a good production in Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province this year. While initial production estimates for grapes exceeded 305,000 mt, they have now been slashed to 180,000 mt. Around 85% of the grapes produced here are processed into California and sultana raisins. Counterfeit pesticides are also a problem.