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Berry harvest in Russia may fall by up to 50% in 2022

Berry farms in Russia expect a drop in yields by 30-50% in various regions of the country.

As Irina Koziy, director of the Berry Union, told the Izvestia newspaper, the reduction in the industry will be smaller, but still quite noticeable. At the same time, the drop in yield will affect a variety of berries, including strawberries, currants, raspberries.

Information about this was also confirmed to the newspaper by market participants – Slobodskie Yagodniki, Vorozheikina Farm, Pressing, Tula Garden. According to the representative of the Sloboda berry growers, the volume of raspberries will fall by 50%, for other types of berries a little less. The owner of the Tula Garden, Yevgeny Mitnitsky, added that he expects an even greater reduction in the harvest next year.

However, the authorities do not expect a decline in the harvest. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, on July 19, 8.2 thousand tons of berry products were collected in the organized sector, which is 10.8% higher than on the same date in 2021. According to the forecast of the department, the berry harvest will be at least 20 thousand tons, that is, it will remain at the level of 2021.

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Author: Ekaterina Levina
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