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Blue poppy seeds: snowfall causes further delays

April 8, 2021 10:19 AM, Der AUDITOR
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CHRUDIM. After the sowing for the Czech poppy seed crop 2021 already started with a delay of several weeks, the April weather is now again throwing a spanner in the works for the farmers.

Smaller sowing due to weather issues

Once again there are delays in sowing for this year's poppy seed crop in the Czech Republic due to cold temperatures and snow. Only towards the end of the week is the weather expected to improve and work in the fields to progress more quickly. Under these circumstances, it remains to be seen whether the acreage will turn out to be smaller than market players had previously reckoned. Under optimal conditions, traders had reckoned that the area could be similar to last year at 35,000-40,000 ha. However, a s

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