Nicaragua: Sugar Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   NU2024-0002
FAS/Managua anticipates a drop in sugarcane production in marketing year 2024/25, as increased precipitation, which could be exacerbated by a La Niña weather cycle in the second half of 2024, brings agricultural and industrial yields closer to historical levels. Nicaragua produced a record sugarcane crop in marketing year 2023/24 in spite of hotter and drier conditions in the prevailing El Niño weather cycle, which contributed to below average precipitation across much of the country. Extensive irrigation, optimal conditions for fertilization, and increased solar hours drove higher than average agronomic yields, even as untimely precipitation late in the cycle more than offset anticipated industrial yield gains.

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