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Sultanas: rain and hailstorms wreak havoc in Manisa

June 6, 2023 at 10:25 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Heavy rains and hailstorms along with floods and landslides have wreaked havoc in the vineyards and the full extent of the damage still needs to be assessed. High humidity is causing additional problems. Prospects could, in other words, hardly be worse for sultanas.

Disaster strikes

Heavy rains and hailstorms and floods and landslides hit Manisa hard last week and caused extensive damages in the vineyards. Cool weather also prevails while assessments are underway, hundreds of hectares are said to be affected. Forecasts predict more rain this week and temperatures are expected to range at 16-18C (60.8-64.4F) at night and at 27-31C (80.6-87.8F) at day. High humidity is another problem as conditions are ideal for downy mildew and grey mould to spread, several vineyards are already implicated. Trouble is also that the ground is so

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