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Dried figs: artificial irrigation to counter high temperatures

May 10, 2022 at 4:45 PM, Der AUDITOR
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AYDIN/TEHRAN. The coming months are crucial for the development of Turkish dried fig production and growers are striving to create the best possible conditions. Meanwhile, Iranian dried fig exports have decreased, while at the same time the lack of supply has caused prices to rise significantly.

Important development phase

Despite occasional rainfall last week, Turkish fig farmers are now using additional artificial irrigation to provide the trees with sufficient moisture. Due to the rising temperatures, the additional water is necessary for a good development of the fruits and the coming months are crucial for the outcome of the crop. Furthermore, the farmers continue to supply the plantations with fertilisers and pesticides in order to achieve high yields of good quality. In Turkey, the fig season starts in July, while the export season for dried figs alw

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