Apricot Harvest Damaged In Armenia

APRICOT HARVEST DAMAGED IN ARMENIA

news.am
June 28 2011
Armenia

YEREVAN. – Armenia will have only one third of average apricot harvest
of 20-25 thousand tones in 2011, chairman of Agrarian Union Hrach
Berberyan told the journalists.

According to Berberyan, despite poor harvest, apricot is still exported
from Armenia. At the same time, only extra harvest may be exported,
while apricot has no extra harvest this year.

Apricot price went up as a result of export. The price was [email protected] for 1
kg. Berberyan believes that harvest would have be more if the state
supplies were directed efficiently and properly to the preservation of
plants. Besides, Armenian Ministry of Agriculture broke its promise on
supplying cheap fertilizers. However, Armenia will have good harvest
of peach this year, he added.

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