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Almonds: concerns over frost damages

March 29, 2021 3:54 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MADRID/SACRAMENTO. Frosty temperatures at night are causing concern in Spain's almond market. Subzero temperatures pose a danger for late flowering varieties.

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Agricultural media in Spain report that nighttime frosts and pests are posing a challenge for the almond trees. While early varieties have already formed fruit sets, late flowering varieties are still in full bloom. The cold spell has certainly left its traces in recent days. Although frost damages have been reported for conventional and organic almonds, the full extent of the damage still needs to be ascertained. On top of this, Marcona pollination is reported to be poor. A rise in production is, nevertheless, expected due to n

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