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Pistachios: night frost causes high damage

May 14, 2021 11:51 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. After the severe night frosts in April, Iranian farmers have now been able to provide initial damage estimates - and the weather continues to keep producers on their toes.

About half of the crop is damaged

After the most important growing region Kerman was hit by severe night frosts in April, Iranian market players were now able to give a more precise estimate of the damage. According to this estimate, about 50% of this year's pistachio crop suffered from the night frost, which corresponds to an area of 170,000 ha and an estimated quantity of 55,000 mt of pistachios. The economic damage to the farmers in Kerman is enormous, as pistachios are the most important export product there and the effects of the pandemic are also still clearly

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