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Sultanas: growers do not know where to turn

September 6, 2022 at 10:10 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA/TEHRAN. Confusion reigns in Turkey as growers have no idea where to turn to sell their raisins. To make matters worse last week’s rains exceeded expectations. Suppliers in Iran are far from satisfied with demand.

Worse than expected

Although meteorologists had issued a rain warnings for last week, growers were taken aback by how much it actually rained in some places. Local heavy rains even caused grapes lying on the ground to be flooded. Rot also caused damage leaving some producers with no other option but to dry their crops a second time round. This week also started off with cloudy and cool weather, but forecasts are much more encouraging for the second half of the week as temperatures are expected to rise to more normal levels again and exceed 37C (98.6F). Unfortunately

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