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Sesame seeds: large acreage does not equal good yields

April 19, 2021 3:42 PM, Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI. The sowing of the summer crop will be completed shortly and farmers should be able to start harvesting in a few weeks. Price indications for sesame seeds from the coming crop, however, do not yet exist.

About 100,000 ha are sown

Sesame seed farmers in Gujarat should have completed sowing for the upcoming summer crop shortly. Around 100,000 ha are under cultivation this year, compared to just over 58,000 ha in the summer of 2020. Under normal circumstances, there should be sufficient supplies until the main crop is available in autumn. In addition, the summer crop, with appropriate care and the renunciation of the use of ethylene oxide, facilitates shipments to the EU for Indian exporters. From May onwards, the first quantities from the summer cr

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