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Blue poppy seeds: farmers disappointed with yields

August 30, 2023 at 4:57 PM , Der AUDITOR
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CHRUDIM. While large quantities of blue poppy seeds are still in the fields, growers are very dissatisfied with the yields so far. Germany's imports, meanwhile, are down by almost a third year-on-year.

Late harvest affects quality

The situation on the Czech blue poppy seed market is currently quite tense, as market players are confronted with various problems. The rainy weather in August meant that farmers were unable to harvest for a long time. Since many of them grow other agricultural products besides blue poppy seeds, they had to use the sunny days to harvest these as well, which further delayed the blue poppy seed harvest. As a result, there are still a lot of blue poppy seeds unharvested in the fields, which causes further difficulties; with such a late harv

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