Israeli carrot growers will halt supplies to Russia for three months in protest to a drop in prices, Israel Radio reported Monday.

The Chairman of the Vegetable Growers Association, Meir Yifrah, said that Russia has reduced the amount that it pays for Israeli carrots and so in response growers will suspend supplies for three months while they decide if the exports are financially viable.

Israel exports 27,000 tons of carrots to Russia every month, or about 300,000 tons a year.

Carrots supplied to the Russian market are bigger than ones grown for the local market, and went for about $1.30 a kilogram in 2010.