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Blue poppy seeds: winter weather delays sowing

March 10, 2021 2:18 PM, Der AUDITOR
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CHRUDIM. In recent years, poppy seed farmers in the south of the Czech Republic in particular have been used to being able to start sowing for the new crop relatively early thanks to...

… the comparatively mild winters. In 2021, things will be different. The fields are still too wet and the weather is too cold to sow the seeds. It is not yet clear when exactly the farmers can get started, but they still have a buffer of one to two weeks before sowing delays would have a negative impact on the yield. Market players expect an acreage of 35,000-40,000 ha this year, compared to around 40,000 ha in 2020. The current price level satisfies buyers and sellers alike, which is why there should be no reason to reduce the acreage significantly. For the same reaso

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