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Dates: heat stress cuts production

July 7, 2021 10:27 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. As Iran experienced an exceptional heatwave in June date production will range even lower than anticipated. Temperatures even hit a record 55C in the southern provinces of Kerman and Sistan and Baluchestan. Some reports are, however, encouraging.

Heat and drought impact production

While the National Date Producers Association only recently reckoned that drought had cut production by around 5%, it is now emerging that the exceptional heat in June has caused considerable damage. Production will in other words fall short of expectations. Issue are a great number of reports stating that date clusters are falling before the fruits are ripe, which vividly displays the extent of the damage the heat has generated in the groves. However, it should also be noted that production may have profited from the high temperat

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