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Status of Almeria's greenhouse crops at the end of September

The Agricultural and Fisheries Information Service of the Andalusian Ministry of Agriculture published its latest report on the state of crops in Almeria's greenhouses, corresponding to the period between September 26 and October 2.

In the greenhouses of Western Almeria, producers harvested green, red, and yellow California-type peppers. Lamuyo crops, in general, were delayed. Pruning, stripping, and staking tasks were carried out for all varieties.

Destemming and staking tasks were carried out on the tomato crops. Pollination with bumblebees continued. At the same time, harvesting of the May and June plantations continued. Most of the crops ranged from newly planted to bushes with several levels of flowers, curdling, and fattening.

The eggplant greenhouses continued to grow, curdle, and fatten the eggplants. They carried out staking tasks and started to harvest the earliest plantations.

The first cucumber plantations were already in production, especially those of the Almeria type. The remaining were in all phenological states.

Since zucchini can be sown throughout practically the whole year, there were greenhouses in all phases of cultivation (from freshly planted, flowering, fattening, and in harvest). The earliest plantations were beginning to be harvested.

The occupied area of the seedbed facilities continued to decrease. Seedbed facilities were growing batches of tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines, cucumbers, and last Italian peppers.

In the greenhouses of Níjar, producers continued harvesting cherry and pear tomatoes and very few smooth tomatoes, which will enter into full production by mid-October. The setting was already completely normal in quantity and quality.

Yellow and green pepper production was normal, although it started later than in other campaigns because of this summer's excess heat. The red pepper harvest was on time.

As with tomatoes, biological control is working properly.

The cultivation of eggplant continues without notable incidents. The new plantations were entering production somewhat later than in other years.

The development of cucumber cultivation continued to be normal. There was some presence of whitefly and aphid.

There was great phenological variability in the cultivation of zucchini, as there were greenhouses with newly planted crops, others that were in production, and others where producers were uprooting the plants at the end of the cycle or due to virosis.


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