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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Poppy growers say heavy rains bring crop misery.

Poppy growers say heavy rains bring crop misery. 25/11/2005. ABC News Online

Tasmanian poppy growers are experiencing what is being described as the state's worst ever season.

Last month's heavy rain has caused a 30 per cent reduction in this year's crop.

The rain came while many crops were being sown.

Field operations manager with Tasmanian Alkaloids, Rick Rockliff, says while it is unlikely many farmers will make a profit this season, there is a silver lining.

"We'll be increasing our area again because we would've used up our reserves or most of them, so there will be more contracts available for morphine poppies in the north of the state," he said.
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