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Almonds: soil drought might become a challenge

April 7, 2021 3:02 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MADRID/SACRAMENTO. The soil drought in California is causing problems for market players. Meanwhile, prices for Spanish organic almonds continue to deline.

Low groundwater quality

Thunderstorms, hail and heavy rains hit some California almond orchards hard in mid-March, but market players are confident that the actual loss should be limited. Due to the early development stage of the nuts at that time, the trees still had enough time to compensate for the loss, explain Blue Diamond Almonds' exporters. In particularly windy regions, individual trees are also said to have been uprooted, but these should not make any significant difference overall.

In the meantime, the young nuts have peeled out

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