Cyclones Nora and Pamela had a negative effect on southern Sinaloa's communities and vegetable crops, but they will favor the region's 2022 mango production, said Ismael Diaz Murillo, the director of the Diazteca group.
"Last year it rained almost 500 millimeters, and this year it has rained more than 1,200 millimeters. We hope that, if the temperature conditions are right and there are some rains in winter, we'll have a good production next year," he said.
Diaz Murillo acknowledged that this was a difficult year for mango producers in the south of the state because, due to the drought, the fruit had not reached good sizes, which is a fundamental factor for its export. Thus, he estimated they would end the year having exported 30% less mango than in 2020.