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Sultanas: pessimistic yield estimates

August 1, 2023 at 12:32 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. A gloomy mood is spreading in the Turkish sultana market. For some time now, mildew infestation of the vines in the Turkish region of Manisa has been a recurring issue and growers have tried to control the spread with the use of plant protection.

Significant drop in production expected

While the weather has brought moderate summer daytime temperatures of around 34°C to the growing areas in Manisa in recent days, it is expected to become much hotter again in the course of the week. The concern of the sultana growers, however, is focused on the upcoming harvest. Despite the use of pesticides, the situation is visibly deteriorating: the vines are infested with mildew. However, the use of these products is also detrimental to the share of organic sultanas. Many growers are affected by this problem and in som

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