Losses due to incorrect irrigation
In Iran, the date harvest is now complete and is estimated at 1.2 million mt, which would be average. This means that the severe drought had only little impact on this year's production. However, date farmers in Khuzestan province suffered some losses; due to mismanagement, their groves were irrigated with saline water, causing the palms to die.
About 30% of Iran's date production is destined for export, but success depends heavily on an appropriate strategy. Iranian ex