Spain: Late harvest for 70% of Extremadura tomatoes

Over 70% of the 2013 tomato harvest is late, due to unfavourable weather conditions earlier this year. This according to Juan Moreno, president of Coag Extremadura. In addition to the harvest, the rains in September could cause further problems. It is still too early for a complete picture, but there is a risk of severe crop damage. 

Authorities predict a delay of 15 to 20 days in comparison with the normal cycle. Harvest may now be in July, but August is not inconceivable either. Volumes are still around 80,000 kilos, as they were last year. Producers, companies, employees and government security officers are busy preparing for the distribution so that damage in transport remains as low as possible.

Source: Elperiodicoextremadura

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