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Barberries: drying and irrigation are problematic

October 26, 2022 at 3:48 PM , Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Only a few Iranian farmers have the possibility to dry their fruits themselves after the harvest, which is why most have to sell their products below value. The severe drought is another problem.

Lack of space and hygiene challenges

Iranian barberry growers continue to face various challenges this season. For one thing, the weather remains a major risk factor: if heavy rainfall combined with wind threatens in autumn, large parts of the crop are at risk. Another problem is that farmers rarely have the opportunity to dry their fruits, as they simply lack the space. Since the fruits have to be dried or processed immediately after harvesting, many farmers have no choice but to sell their barberries before harvesting, so that they change hands right after picking

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