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Agroclimatic risk forecast for potato cultivation in Peru

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Vegetables
Peru
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Published Apr 13, 2024

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The National Meteorology and Hydrology Service of Peru (Senamhi) has issued a forecast for agroclimatic risks affecting potato cultivation from April to June 2024, predicting variations in temperature and rainfall across Peru's regions. The forecast anticipates above-normal daytime temperatures in April, with cooler conditions in May and June, particularly on the central and southern coast. Nighttime temperatures are expected to be warmer in the northern and central mountains in April, with varying conditions thereafter. Rainfall patterns are also expected to fluctuate, with normal levels in April, above-normal in the eastern Andean region in May, and normal to below average in June on the eastern slopes of the Andes. These climatic conditions could impact sowing, growth, and pest incidence, including the Andean weevil and moth, especially in fields harvested on time. While most plantations will have completed their harvest by May and June, small-season crops in the inter-Andean valleys may face challenges such as the need for increased irrigation and the risk of frost damage.
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The National Meteorology and Hydrology Service of Peru (Senamhi) has presented the agroclimatic risk forecast for potato cultivation during the period from April to June 2024. Daytime thermal conditions are expected to be predominantly above normal along the coastal coast and the Andean region in April, while in May and June they are expected to be below normal along the central and southern coast. Meanwhile, nighttime thermal conditions are above normal in the northern and central mountains in April, above normal in the northern mountains, in the central eastern mountains, in the southern and eastern mountains, and below normal on the coast for May. And below normal on the central coast, south coast, northern mountains and western center in June. Regarding rainfall, in April, normal conditions are expected in the mountains, central and southern coast. In May, rainfall would be above normal in the eastern Andean region. In June, conditions would be normal to below average on the ...
Source: AgroPeru
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