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Sultanas: yields and TMO to set agenda for new season

August 8, 2023 at 10:27 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. With the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry still to issue official estimates on yields and the TMO to declare prices the waiting game is on for sultanas in Turkey. Export prices have soared this week.

Patience required

Although local studies ascertaining the yields for this year's grape harvest have been completed in Manisa and forwarded to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the market is still waiting for official estimates to be issued. Unofficial production estimates for sultanas are, however, a far cry from the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) estimate of 310,000 mt. Growers report that the vines are in bad shape and that diseases such as powdery mildew have spread. The market is also eagerly waiting for the TMO to issue prices, especial

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