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Spain: Garlic acreage down by 10% in Cordoba

The main garlic producers of the province of Cordoba, Spain, held a meeting at the headquarters of Asaja to take stock of the situation and the development of the plantings. They expect a slight 10% reduction in the acreage sown in the province of Cordoba, as well as a 6% drop in the production compared to 2017.

Despite this, Cordoba remains the main Andalusian province in terms of production, accounting for 38 percent of the total garlic acreage in Andalusia (2,011 hectares) and 34 percent of the total production volume (22,121 tonnes).

The president of the national garlic sector and of the garlic sector at Asaja Córdoba, Miguel del Pino, convened a meeting in order to carry out an assessment of the market situation in the province of Cordoba, of the prospects and progress in the plantings for the 2018-2019 campaign, and of the situation of the 2017-2018 garlic marketing campaign.

The garlic harvested between May and July saw a delay of between 10 and 15 days in the start of the campaign, depending on the production area. This delay was caused by the intense rainy season recorded in the months prior to the harvest, between mid-March and April 2018, and which took a toll on both Spring garlic and purple garlic.

Nevertheless, the quality of the product has been good, even though this has not been reflected in the prices, which have gone down due to the large supply of Chinese garlic in storage.

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