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Pistachios: summer heat takes its toll

September 23, 2021 9:23 AM, Der AUDITOR
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ANKARA/SACRAMENTO. In both Turkey and the USA, producers expect lower yields due to the ongoing "off-year"; however, extreme heat and drought in spring and summer have an additional negative impact on the crops.

Hardly any rainfall in spring

The Turkish pistachio trees are in a so-called "off-year" in 2021, so lower production is expected for the 2021/22 season. In addition, the extreme drought in the south-east of the country in spring and summer causes crops to be even smaller than expected. Problem is that Turkish pistachio plantations manage almost without artificial irrigation and usually get their moisture from the spring rains, which were almost non-existent this year. In many cases, this led to the death of the branches and the nuts that can be harvested are li

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