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Friday, January 06, 2006

Bigger poppy crop planned for next season. 06/01/2006. ABC News Online

Bigger poppy crop planned for next season. 06/01/2006. ABC News Online

Processor Tasmanian Alkaloids says it is likely to increase its poppy acreage in the state next season.

The company will harvest 4,000 hectares of poppies in Tasmania's north and north-west over the next few weeks.

Last year GlaxoSmithKline and Tasmanian Alkaloids had to cut their crop by 25 per cent because of a world oversupply of poppies.

Tasmanian Alkaloids field operations manager Rick Rockliff says it is likely they will grow more poppies next season, but the figure is not yet clear.

"That is the most likely scenario at this time," he said.

"Of course, it will depend on exactly how much crop we do get because it's still all standing around there at risk.

"But given the fact it was quite a bit of crop lost with excessive wet in the spring, the most likely scenario is yes, we will be growing more poppies next year."

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