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Dried figs: hot weather disrupts pollination

July 14, 2022 10:36 AM, Der AUDITOR
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SHIRAZ. With pollination complete throughout Fars province in Iran dried fig manufacturers are preparing for the arrival of the new crop. Untimely hot weather has, however, caused some disruptions.

Pollination complete

Issue is that a sudden rise in temperatures prompted caprification, which started in mid-May, to continue until late June. Suppliers state that this will have an impact on quality. Growers also need to be careful in selecting the right type of pollen as this also affects the quantity and quality of production.

First figures have emerged in several counties, where procedures differ. Growers in Neyriz, for instance, rely on Blastophaga wasps to pollinate the fruits and are careful to select suitable pollen. Different standards also apply d

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