Posted On 27 Jul 2017
Cloudy and cold days are the greatest enemies of the agricultural sector and now, even more with the daily variations in temperatures. The consequences: lower production and quality. So, if you taste a watermelon or a melon and they seem simple, do not be surprised, it is due to the lack of sun since the fruits substantially reduce the Brix degree (sweetness).
In the case of cane, the result is a lesser degree of sucrose and in the case of fruits, cold damages the flowering.
The ideal climate of a crop depends on some factors, but most fruits require average temperatures higher than 21ºC, an optimum temperature of 35º and 10 hours of light per day.
For this reason, it is important that before planting, farmers think about the ideal dates to do so. Experts recommend making only two rice crops, depending on the area. One during the winter and another for the final four or five months of the summer.
Better yields are achieved, as doing it from the beginning of summer can reduce production by half, as it already happens.