Moisture becomes a problem
In the sultana-growing regions of Manisa, daytime temperatures are now climbing up to 37°C, which is not unusual for this time of year. However, high humidity coupled with the recent heavy rains are ideal breeding grounds for mildew and other diseases. To protect their yields, farmers are forced to use pesticides regularly, which further increases production costs this year.
Exporters lower prices
Market players fear that the quality of the fruit will suffer from the infestation and the use of pesticide