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Pumpkin seeds: cultivation deficit lower than expected

June 21, 2021 12:43 PM, Der AUDITOR
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BEIJING. The cultivation forecast for the Chinese pumpkin seed crop 2021 had initially been significantly below last year's level. Now, market players have some encouraging news.

Farmers increase acreage

In mid-April, cultivation forecasts were not very confident, with acreage expected to decline by around 20-30% compared to last year. Not least spurred by the increase in farmgate prices for Shine Skins and GWS seeds, some farmers had sown additional areas in May. The cultivation deficit in northwest China is said to be as low as 10%, while statements on Inner Mongolia differ widely in a positive sense. According to reports, a maximum of 20% less area was sown, and some even speak of a similar area as in 2020. Only in the

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