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Sunflower seeds: rainfall concerns farmers in Moldova

July 8, 2021 12:21 PM, Der AUDITOR
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CHISINAU/SOFIA. Moldova's sunflower seed farmers are worried about continued rainfall in the growing regions. Fears are high that this year's crops will be smaller due to too much moisture, after last year's drought caused a large deficit.

High rainfall rate threatens the crops

Sunflower seed farmers in Moldova are facing a similar problem as producers in Bulgaria: It is currently raining often and persistently. This raises concerns that crops may suffer from an increased moisture content this season, whereas last year heat and drought became a problem in many growing countries. "We are beginning to wonder," said one trader, "what will happen if the rainy weather continues through the summer, with no sunshine for weeks? We are not in the tropics and our crops are not made for tropical weathe

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