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Sesame seeds: rainfalls threaten summer crop

April 30, 2021 8:21 AM, Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI. Heavy rainfalls are causing Indian sesame seed farmers to look at their fields with concern, and the first losses have reportedly already been registered.

Uncertainty about the extent of the damage

What looked like a good summer crop with a large acreage could still turn out differently in the coming weeks. Sesame seed farmers in the Indian state of Gujarat had sown almost 100,000 ha for the coming crop, far more than in spring 2020. Now rumours are circulating in the market that uncharacteristically heavy rainfall is threatening the sowing season; rain showers have had a firm grip on the growing regions for about three to four days. Farmers are now afraid that the wetness could damage their plants, and some have

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