Tobacco crop declines as avg yield plunges

Crops

Hungarian tobacco farmers harvested 4,327 tonnes last year, down 23% from 2019, the chairman of professional association Madosz told state news wire MTI on Monday.

Average yield dropped to 1,325 kg per hectare, the lowest level in 30 years, Illás Bényei said.

He said bad weather had affected the crop, while the pandemic had made the labor-intensive work of cropping leaves more difficult.

The harvest included 3,354 of Virginia tobacco and 759 tonnes of Burley.

Universal Leaf Tobacco Magyarorszag, Hungary biggest tobacco company, said the quality of the crop it bought from local farmers was average or a little under average.

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