New heat wave worries São Paulo state citrus growers

A new heat wave has been concerning citrus growers in São Paulo state. Temperatures are higher than those registered in the last wave, in September, and the heat is lasting longer. The weather may affect the 2024/25 production, but it is still early to estimate possible impacts.

Areas with late flowers (verified in less than 30 days) may be damaged by the hot weather. Moreover, citrus growers indicate possible impacts on bigger fruits, especially in trees with high incidence of greening, with less leaves and/or in bad nutrition.

The heat wave has also been affecting Tahiti limes as well. As rains have not been frequent in major producing regions, the supply has not increased in a significant way, and most fruits are small.


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