Costa Rica: melon growers lost an additional 5% of their harvest
Heavy rainfall during the last two weeks affected an additional 5% of the melon production in Guanacaste (Costa Rica). Growers lost already 35% of their crop (about 77,000 tons) of the projected harvest for this year.
Monday, April 14, 2008
This reduction was the result of an unexpected rainy season since December 2007. Excessive humidity generated more diseases and hampered ripening.
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