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Blue poppy seeds: smallest crop in years

September 21, 2023 at 10:57 AM , Der AUDITOR
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CHRUDIM. Producers reckon that the poppy seed crop will fall well short of official estimates. The Czech Statistical Office still needs to issue new estimates. Prices have risen.

Below-average yields

With harvesting complete it is becoming evident that production will range below the official government estimate of 19,000 mt. At 9.5-0.6 mt/ha yields range well below average and the spring crop is only expected to range at 12,000-14,500 mt. Although the Czech Statistical Office will issue revised estimates in the coming weeks, it is already clear that this is the worst production in years.

Poppy seed production, Czech Republic

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