On-the-Ground Update

Heat Damage on Greece Potatoes

Fresh Common Potato
Greece
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Konstantin Karouzakis-Heckendorf
Published Sep 15, 2021
The catastrophic heatwave of July and August has lead potato farmers to re-sow many of their fields - especially in southern Greece - as late as September, due to the heat damage the potato seed received. The young plants also had frost damage in winter, so there would be a increase in prices and lower harvest yields for exported potatoes.
Prices of domestic potatoes are expected to increase sharply towards the end of the year.
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