Dried Fruit

Barberries: farmers fight against pests

September 23, 2021 at 12:51 PM , Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. The harvest in Iran is about to start and will last until the beginning of December. Some farmers in the province of South Khorasan are increasingly struggling with pest infestations this season, partly due to the severe drought.

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While the barberry harvest in Iran is approaching, many farmers are still storing larger quantities of goods from the old crop. Harvesting begins between the end of September and mid-October and usually lasts until the beginning of December. In South Khorasan, which accounts for 98% of Iran's barberry production, a crop of about 110,000 mt of fresh barberries is expected this year, which will be processed into a good 22,000 mt of dried fruit. The acreage is about 18,600 ha, with a large part of 6,000 ha in the city of Qayen. More than 37

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