Reduced rainfall favors Brazilian tomatoes, grapes
The story reported a cold front in early May meant there was less demand for water with high soil moisture rates, while rainfall was less than 10mm in most places.
Tomato growers in Suzano and Mogi das Cruzes observed quality crops leading to increased availability, while the low temperatures reduced the need for pesticide use, the story reported. Growers in Sumaré also reported quality crops with good yields.
Grape growers in Jundiaí and Louveira had begun preparations for the harvest, with the dry weather reducing the chances of disease outbreaks.
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