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Sesame seeds: acreage about 25% smaller

September 22, 2022 11:46 AM, Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI. Persistent rains in Gujarat continue to worry Indian growers. Meanwhile, good domestic demand ahead of the holidays next month is pushing up export prices.

Rain causes concern

Market players remain concerned about the state of the sesame seed crop in Gujarat. Last year, 100,000 ha were sown for the kharif crop, but this year only 73,000 ha were sown. Many farmers have decided against growing sesame seeds this year in favour of other agricultural commodities. At the same time, the persistent rainfall is a challenge for sesame farmers and yields of maturing crops could suffer from the moisture. Rain is expected to continue until the end of September. According to farmers, fields with a high proportion of black soil

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