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Raisins: drought causes crop losses

August 23, 2021 10:49 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Since the end of July, the grape harvest has been underway in the Iranian province of Khorasan Razavi. A large part of the crop is used for the sultana production. Due to the drought, however, the result of this year's crop is expected to be significantly smaller.

Yield decline expected

About 21,430 ha of the vine acreages in Khorasan Razavi, the third largest growing region for Iranian grapes, are irrigated artificially, and another 7,700 ha depend on rainfall. Due to the drought, yields in the naturally irrigated regions are expected to be about 50% lower than usual and, according to market players, a decline in production is also to be expected in other areas that are only irrigated artificially once or twice a year. Overall, grape and raisin production is expected to be about 15% lower here. In the International Nut

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