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Papaya/Cepea: Unexpected rains and high temperatures increase fungal attacks in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Published May 25, 2024

Tridge summary

Papaya producers in Rio Grande do Norte are facing challenges due to unexpected rain showers and high temperatures, leading to fungal diseases and reduced supply. Powdery mildew has further increased mite infestation. As a result, the price of top quality Hawaiian papaya has increased by 3% to R$4.63/kg, while Formosa has decreased by 15% to R$ 1.20/kg due to competition from other producing areas. Producers are seeking solutions to overcome these challenges.
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Papaya producers in Rio Grande do Norte have reported that local production has been impacted by unexpected (and recent) rain showers and high temperatures, a scenario that has triggered the incidence of fungal diseases, such as corynespora, fusarium and powdery mildew, and reduced supply available. According to Hortifrúti/Cepea collaborators, powdery mildew has also facilitated the high infestation of mites, as it is compromising the health of plants, leaving them more susceptible to other pests. Thus, given the low supply, top quality Hawaiian was sold for R$4.63/kg, an increase of 3% compared to last week. In contrast, Formosa depreciated by 15%, registering an ...
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