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Spain: The drought and the increase in costs threaten the cultivation of the Andalusian artichoke

La sequía y el aumento de costes amenazan al cultivo de la alcachofa andaluza
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Sep 21, 2022
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The lack of water and the increase in the price of everything related to production will cause the cruciferous harvest in the province of Seville, the main Andalusian producer, to be reduced by at least a third, and some farmers will even give up crops such as the artichoke. According to COAG sources, crops such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, red cabbage or Brussels sprouts are being severely affected by the drought, which is especially noticeable in the Seville province , while in Cádiz, the second in hectares, the problem is the same, as in the rest of the provinces, "where there is a testimonial number of plantations." The producers are waiting for the rain to solve the problem somewhat, "but if it doesn't rain, a third of the production will go," with the added problem that in a province where 700 hectares of spinach were planted last year, there are now 80, "because the drought has added to the problems of finding buy land to cultivate", with prices such as "the 42,000 ...
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