40% of watermelons in the Níjar greenhouses have been collected

The State of Crops report shared by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development of the Government of Andalusia, corresponding to the period between May 23 and 29, details the state of agricultural production in the province of Almeria.

"There is a lower incidence of mildius, botrytis, and bacteriosis in the greenhouses of Níjar because of the rise in temperatures and the drop in humidity. There still is a presence of aphids, which in some cases are resistant to treatments."

"Eggplant, pepper, zucchini, and cucumber continue to be harvested. The quality of the products is good, and there are no major incidences of pests and diseases in general, with the exception of eggplant, where there is a growing presence of aphids."

"Producers continue harvesting watermelon, and 30-40% of the greenhouses have already been harvested. There is little supply, and the productions are short so far. The fundamental problem has been poor pollination. The melon campaign continues with low production compared to other campaigns."

"Producers continue harvesting pear tomatoes in Granada, in the La Costa region, and in the Velez de Benaudalla area. Pear tomato prices are increasing while cherry tomato prices are falling. The harvest of the Dutch-type cucumbers planted in September is coming to an end, as only 2-5% of the crop still needs to be harvested for the campaign to end."

"In Bajo Andarax, oranges and mandarins already have curdled fruits. The physiological fall is coming to an end, and there will be abundant mandarins this year."

Regarding nuts and non-citrus fruits, "in Los Vélez, the health of almonds seems to be recovering. Producers have carried out some phytosanitary treatments, but not on a general basis. The cherry trees in the Alto Andarax present some spots and fruit set problems due to fungal attacks caused by excess humidity, which has led to a decrease in production. The harvest of the early varieties has already begun."

The report also discusses outdoor production. "The lettuce campaign in the region of Bajo Almanzora has ended. The losses have been 30% regarding the total quantity of plants."

"Producers have started harvesting the first watermelons. So far, yields are low because the weather has affected pollination. Melons are in the phenological state of fruit fattening for the most advanced plots and vegetative growth for the later plantations."

"In Los Velez, there are intensive horticultural plantations (lettuce and broccoli) that are already widespread throughout the region. Producers have already started to harvest the first rotations of lettuce and broccoli."


Source: informacionagropesquera.com

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