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Dried apricots: early flowering phase causes concern

March 5, 2024 at 11:22 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Warm temperatures have caused the apricot blossom in Turkey to start about a week earlier than usual. Farmers are now alarmed by the increased risk of frost and are making appropriate preparations.

Risky year for growers

The rising temperatures in Turkey's growing regions have caused the apricot trees to start flowering around a week earlier than usual. This is a cause for concern for growers, as the risk of frost has increased significantly and other unexpected weather events such as heavy rainfall can now also damage the delicate blossoms. Growers are now doing everything in their power to protect their trees. Many of them have also started spraying pesticides earlier than usual. As this is a high-risk year, Mehmet İnal, Chairman of the Akçadağ Cham

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