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Blue poppy seeds: drought spells trouble

March 8, 2023 at 10:55 AM , Der AUDITOR
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CHRUDIM/ANKARA. Drought is the issue in Turkey at present as the lack of rain may reduce the country's blue poppy seed production. Confusion as to the are sown reigns in the Czech Republic.

How much will be sown?

Although the market is firm, sowing may decline sharply in the Czech Republic this year. As supply and demand are well balanced many are simply waiting for new impulses at present. Sowing has gained a lot of attention as the farmers have bought less seeds. Sales have, in fact, declined by as much as 40% and speculation is that the area sown will drop to 15,000 ha. However, it should be noted that many producers still hold large supplies of seeds they can sow from last year.

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