Sinaloa.- A total of 3 thousand 20 hectares of various crops were damaged in the Valley of the Fort in Sinaloa due to the rains left by the tropical storm “Pamela”.

Francisco Javier Orduño Cota, reported that in a field trip carried out by technical personnel of the Local Board of Plant Health of Valle del Fuerte, today, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, to evaluate the possible damage caused by the intense rain of over 100 millimeters occurred yesterday due to the effect of hurricane “Pamela”, excess humidity was observed in all the agricultural lots, where depending on the topography and drainage capacity of the same, the established crops are affected in their entirety, manifesting a strong stress and in the most serious cases still flooded.

The manager of the Valle del Fuerte Plant Health Board stated that consequently the intensity of the damage will manifest itself in the coming days.

Damage to crops due to the passage of “Pamela” | Photo: Jorge Cota / Debate

I know that the crops most affected were grain beans, where the approximate affected area is 2,200 hectares, as well as 5 hectares of green beans, 200 sweet corn, 100 hectares of white corn, in addition to 400 hectares of potatoes. , 100 hectares of tomatillo and 15 of gherkin.

Regarding perennial crops, such as mango, he said that the rain benefited them, since they did not need irrigation until the end of the year or the beginning of the next.

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“In the case of plots with land ready for planting beans or corn, the irrigation of settlement will be saved.”

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