Most orchards are in the chumbinho phase, after the catch. Despite some outbreaks of diseases, the higher humidity has favored the vigor of the orchards. The peak harvest is forecast between September and October in the region.
It is worth mentioning that, with the most frequent rains, it will be possible to expand the irrigation schedule of the Irrigated Perimeter of Brumado, located in the municipality of Livramento de Nossa Senhora (BA), leaving from one to two shifts of 12 hours per week. The expansion begins from This Sunday (19), extending until October 10 of this year – with the possibility of prolongation, depending on the levels of the reservoirs after the final date.
Although the rainfall and this change in the irrigation schedule are not enough to reverse all the impacts of the region's severe water crisis, they are important steps towards the resumption of tempers with mangiculture – because, despite the satisfactory prices of recent years, the sector has still faced production limitations.