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Sultanas: hailstorms cause new damages in Manisa

July 11, 2023 at 10:29 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Extreme weather conditions along with hail are proving a setback for the production of sultanas in Turkey. Inflation and higher production costs are also prompting growers to hope for better prices.

Hail and heat

While the heavy rains and hailstorms reported a few weeks ago were met with resilience, the extreme weather witnessed in recent days is giving rise to concerns. Temperatures climbed to 37C (99F) last week but cooled down again to 30C (86F) at the weekend, which caused hailstorms. Extensive damages have occured in several places. Forecasts state that temperatures will rise to 40-45C (104-129F) in the next few days and are set to remain this high. Mildew has also spread in many vineyards as the extensive rain in May made the soil so wet that growers

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