dinsdag 21 december 2010
woensdag 8 december 2010
|Lilium crop 2010 |
At this moment the growers are not able to harvest because of the frozen ground. A top layer of 5 till 8 cm is frozen. Some growers have covered their land with straw, preventing the frost from entering the soil. These parts of land can be harvested when it is not freezing during the day. In week 47 the growers had been fully busy harvesting the bulbs because of the expected frost. These bulbs have been processed and the growers are now forced to cease their activities, because they cannot go on harvesting.
Some growers have covered their land with straw.
|We estimate that approximately 30% of the Oriental and OT bulbs is still in the soil. |
This does not need to be a problem when it stops freezing - let’s say - at the end of this week, so that the growers can proceed harvesting next week, but the meteorological service does not predict thaw at short notice, so we will have to wait!
The harvest of Oriental and OT bulbs, as well as LA and Asiatic types, keeps on falling short; especially large deficits of size 18/20 + 20/22 and incidentally of size 16/18 can be noticed.
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