Too many weeds
As rain delayed harvesting by two weeks the plants were exposed to high humidity, which allowed weeds to spread. As it is difficult to seperate the debris caused by these weeds from the plants many farmers are anything but happy with the quality of the crop. Traders, in addition, reckon that poppy seed arrivals will only pick up in two to three weeks. Issue is that cleaning facilities are still busy with other crops at present.
Adverse weather conditions have also reduced yields and the crop should range well below expetctations. Poppy seed yi