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Blue poppy seeds: surge in demand expected in September

August 17, 2022 at 8:26 AM, Der AUDITOR
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CHRUDIM. The Czech Statistical Office published its crop forecast for this year's poppy seed crop last week, and yield expectations are good despite the initially gloomy outlook.

Harvest in full swing

As gloomy as the prospects for the Czech poppy seed crop were in the meantime, the forecasts now indicate that the acreage could achieve at least an average yield. According to market players, 80% of the cultivated area are in good condition and the harvests are running on a large scale. The weather is also playing along and should not bring any unexpected risks to the process.

According to market players, the crop is estimated at 18,000-20,000 mt. The official estimates also speak of 20,000 mt, which would be about

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