The effects of El Niño are becoming apparent on Peruvian table grapes. Exports are down 18% compared to last Nov. Similarly, mango exports are down. In contrast, blueberry exports, which started the season low, are now higher. Overall from Jun to Nov 2023-24 vs. 2022-23: *Table grape exports are 24% higher (468 vs. 379 million USD) *Blueberry exports are 3%
Para español, haga clic aquí. Yield predictions from flowering Conducting a quick, visual assessment of olive flowering with Sensonomic’s mobile app can produce highly useful estimates of future yields. We have developed specialized algorithms to predict final harvest weight from flowering measurements with an accuracy of 81% down to plots of 50 ha. Predicting total harvest weight early in the
Producers can get a head start on planning for the harvest season by tracking how the extent and timing of flowering varies across their groves. In the Mediterranean region, flowering typically occurs between April and May.
Every spring olive producers carefully record the number of flowers on a sample of their trees with an important purpose in mind. The extent of flowering can be an early and strong predictor of the weight of olives at harvest in autumn with an accuracy of 60-75%.
The 2018 ‘Nobel prize in Economics’ was given to climate economists William D. Nordhaus and Paul Romer. Sometimes criticized by contemporary economists the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ decision provided vindication for two researchers who for nearly 50 years have understood that our models for economic development have not properly accounted for the cost of pollution. A very abridged