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Pistachios: famers left to struggle

May 3, 2022 at 10:50 AM , Der AUDITOR
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KERMAN/WASHINGTON D.C. Frost has nearly wiped out this year’s pistachio production in Iran. The sudden drop in temperature in the second half of March basically froze the crop in the gardens. Some producers are left with nothing in Kerman province.

Farmers resort to cheap measures

The situation could hardly be worse for farmers, who are left to struggle with cold weather every year. Issue is that they do not have the financial resources to buy devices to prevent frostbite. Some farmers were, nevertheless, lucky this year as they were able to install gasoline heaters, which limited the damage in their gardens. Problem, however, is that this method costs money. Although farmers were issued with in-time warnings before the temperatures dropped below zero along with practical advice on how to protect their crops,

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