Return of El Niño brings concerns to sugarcane fields in Brazil

Updated Mar 9, 2023
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) for meteorology, warns of a possible return of the atmospheric phenomenon El Niño, which may occur between the months of April and June of this year.
According to the agency, there is a 15% probability that El Niño will return between April and June. The odds rise to 35% between May and July, and are 55% from June to August. El Niño causes unusual warming of the waters of the Pacific Ocean in the equatorial part, raising global temperatures. In the last three years, the world has been under the influence of La Niña, which cools the waters of the Pacific in the same region and contributed to temporarily curb the increase in temperatures on the planet. READ MORE > Producers innovate in the application of fertilizers and ripeners Analysts are cautious in pointing out possible impacts of El Niño on Brazilian agricultural production, since it is still not possible to know the intensity of the phenomenon that may start this year. But based on the occurrence of the weather event in the past, it is possible to get some clues. In the sugarcane culture, the harvest peak in Brazil occurs between April and August. “If there is a strong El ...
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