Armenia’s fruit and berry crops expected at 258,000 tons this year

Armenia’s fruit and berry crops expected at 258,000 tons this year

YEREVAN, May 8. /ARKA/. Fruit and berry yield may total 250-258,000 tons in Armenia in 2014, the press office of the ministry of agriculture told ARKA.

For comparison, the 2013 crops were 338,100 tons.

Reduction in crops is expected mainly due to the cold spell in March. According to preliminary estimates, the damage will amount to 11 billion 181 million drams (about $27 million).

A total of 9,185 hectares of land under crops was affected, according to the ministry. –0—

10:30 08.05.2014

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