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Almonds: disappointing yields at the start of the harvest

August 24, 2021 4:19 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MADRID/SACRAMENTO. The first yields from the Spanish almond crop 2021 show a disappointing result. Overall, production could therefore be even lower than expected. In addition, good exports at the end of the season might lead to lower surplus stocks.

Hot weather causes yield losses

In some parts of Spain, almond farmers have already started harvesting. The warm temperatures ensure that the work is progressing well. However, first results show lower yields, the nuts are about one third lighter than usual. This could have a negative impact on the actual production result. According to market players, the hot and dry weather of the last months will cause yield losses, especially in regions that are not irrigated artificially. Following the trend in the international almond market, farmgate prices are curr

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