31 Jul 2019
"New weather forecasts emanating from Brazil disputed the earlier forecasts that indicated a threat of frost for the more southern arabica coffee districts in Brazil for the coming weekend, which influenced a reversal in fortunes for the coffee markets in yesterday’s trade. Focus turning once again upon the longer-term prospects for the new spring and summer rain season for Brazil, which comes to the fore during the second half of September and would trigger the flowering for the next 2020 crop.
In the meantime, and with the unseasonal early winter rains over most of south eastern Brazil and covering most of the main coffee districts, one would speculate that the ground water retention levels could be above normal for this time of the year. A factor with moist trees being more resistant to the negative effects of a light frost, that would assist trees to be less vulnerable to the effects of the coming cold front."
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