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Sultanas: crop at risk due to extreme weather fluctuations

June 29, 2021 11:35 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Market players in Turkey are concerned that extreme weather fluctuations will adversely impact the quality of this year's sultana production. Rumour currently has it that the farmgate prices for the new crop will range at TRY 13.00-13.50/kg. Although exports are approaching 190,000 mt, they still fall short on the volumes shipped last year.

Heat to follow hailstorms

While hot weather was witnessed last week followed by local hailstorms at the weekend, temperatures are now expected to rise as high as 42C over the next few days. Nighttime temperatures should range at 21C. Temperatures are only expected to range at a more moderate 34C towards the end of next week. Market players are highly concerned over these constant weather fluctuations and shifts in termperature. If these weather conditions persist until the start of the new season, this may adversely impact the quality of this year's sultana producti

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