Spices

Cumin: locust attacks generate drawback

August 30, 2022 at 11:13 AM , Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

TEHRAN. Favourable rain in winter prompted the area under green cumin cultivation to rise 3.5-fold in Iran’s Golestan province. Problem, however, is that Moroccan locusts are spreading rapidly in the region.

Farmers resort to pesticides

Farmers, in fact, cultivated green cumin on 3,500 ha in Golestan this year, mainly in Gonbad-e Kavus county. With average yields ranging at 300-500 kg/ha production climbed to 1,500 mt this year. Planting takes place in late January through to late March and harvesting in mid-June. Farmers have grown this crop as an alternative to wheat and barley on non-irrigated lands in the eastern parts of the province in recent years as a medicinal plant.

Drawback, however, is the spread of Moroccan locusts in recent years, which not only im

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Spices
May 24, 2024
GUJARAT. Weekly monitoring with the latest market information from India on cumin, coriander and turmeric, chilli, black pepper and cardamom as well as a price list for more than 70 products.
Spices
May 17, 2024
GUJARAT. Weekly monitoring with the latest market information from India on cumin, coriander and turmeric, chilli, black pepper and cardamom as well as a price list for more than 70 products.
Spices
May 10, 2024
GUJARAT. Weekly monitoring with the latest market information from India on cumin, coriander and turmeric, chilli, black pepper and cardamom as well as a price list for more than 70 products.
Spices
May 7, 2024
BRUSSELS/TEHRAN. Extreme weather conditions have halved Iran’s saffron production, exacerbated illegal trading activities and driven up market prices. These record-high prices present a challenge for EU importers.