"Usually, when there is a drought, fewer flowers are harvested, but the quality of lavender oil increases," says the president of the Lavender Growers’ Association, Alexandru Bădărău.
This would be a compensation for the smaller amount. The oil was extracted immediately following harvesting, and the quality tests shall be performed.
Some growers have begun to dry bouquet plants to diversify their products.
However, it is expected that lavender growers will not register loses, that is, they will cover their expenses, and maybe even make a profit. It is too early to make estimations, as it depends on what price will be set for lavender oil on the international market.