Oilseeds - Oilseeds

Blue poppy seeds: Turkey starts the new season with high prices

June 30, 2021 10:37 AM, Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

ANKARA/CHRUDIM. In Turkey, the poppy seed crop is available earlier than in other growing countries; the Czech crop is expected to be available only from September. However, there are reports from Turkey that the prevailing drought might have significantly reduced the yield of this year's crop.

Drought significantly reduces yield

According to Turkish media reports, this year's poppy seed crop has suffered heavy losses due to the drought, with yields in parts of the country reported to be only 250-300 mt/ha. Cultivation in the province of Denizli was particularly affected. Many farmers had no possibility to irrigate the fields additionally and the rain, which fell shortly before the beginning of harvest, had virtually no effect on the crop. Normally, the average yield per hectare in Turkey is 1,000 mt and depending on the region, between 500 and 2,000

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Aug 12, 2022
NEW DELHI. Some Indian growers are reporting a pest infestation in the fields and have taken immediate action with the help of the government and universities. There is also an interesting development in the peanut oil market.
Aug 11, 2022
NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD. Indian traders see Pakistan as the biggest competitor this season as the crop there is expected to be 40% higher than last year. The palm oil market continues to put pressure on prices.
Aug 10, 2022
BUDAPEST/CHRUDIM. While crop estimates in the Czech Republic have improved slightly compared to earlier forecasts, the mood on the Hungarian blue poppy seed market has reached zero. Meanwhile, the new EU regulation is causing concern among market players in all growing countries.
Aug 8, 2022
DALIAN. In the Chinese growing regions, the harvest will start in the coming days and the farmers are in the middle of preparations. However, the shine skin growers in particular are facing various difficulties.