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400 thousand banana trees are damaged by storm in the North of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Updated Mar 22, 2023
At the end of February, more specifically on 02/26, a storm, caused by a micro-explosion, caused severe damage to banana cultivation in the north of Santa Catarina. According to a survey by Epagri, the main municipalities affected were Luiz Alves, Massaranduba and São João do Itaperiú, which together add up to more than R$ 25 million in losses with the crop. Still according to the research company, other sectors, such as rice, eucalyptus and civil construction were also affected by the weather. However, the most significant impact was due to the banana plantations. Jorge Marangoni, from Febanana (Federation of Associations and Cooperatives of Banana Producers of Santa Catarina), reported that the number of plants reaches 400,000 damaged trees in the region. Public policies have been employed in order to assure impacted producers, such as through the expansion of financing and restoration programs without the occurrence of interest.
It is expected that the rainfall regime will settle down and decrease in the North of SC with the ...
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