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Growers expect 50% drop in yield due to floods

Johor: Durian prices might spike in upcoming season

The recent heavy rains and floods which hit various parts of Johor have upset the durian harvest for the upcoming season later in May. This will potentially reduce the supply of durians by half and in turn, result in price increases for some varieties that are exported to Singapore and China, farmers claim.

Francis Hong, vice-president of the Malaysian Fruit Farmers Association, said the heavy rains and floods over the past month have occurred during a critical juncture of the harvesting process for durian farms in areas such as Segamat, Batu Pahat and Muar.

“The bad weather in early March has disrupted the flowering process for many of the durian trees in these areas and this will impact the harvest for the upcoming season significantly,” said Mr Hong, who is also chairman of the Johor Fruit Farmers Association.


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