Mexico: Stonefruit, avocado crops hit by frosts in Michoacan

January 31 , 2018

Recent frosts that affected the Mexican state of Michoacan have damaged more than 300 hectares of horticultural production, according to website Mi Morelia.

The story reported that the Mexican Minister of Rural Development and Agri-Food, Pascual Sigala Páez, had said 339 hectares of plums, peaches, avocados and chickpeas had been affected.

The frosts have reportedly been registered over a wide area in the central Mexican state, which is a major producer of berries and avocados.

A cold front has been severely affecting many regions in Mexico over recent weeks, with the northeast and Gulf areas generally among the hardest hit.

As well as cold temperatures, there have also been heavy rains and strong winds.

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