Emerging Bulletin 2

Agricultural areas of Mexico recently affected by Hurricane Alex are now prone to ticks, parasites and fungi, according to a Mexican government survey. Heavy rains have made conditions in the area of Saltillo, Coahuila prime ground for the development of white mold and apple scab which will have an affect of approximately 5-10% decline in the apple harvest. Heat will also have an effect as tick populations are projected to increase and affect livestock with debilitating diseases such as Bovine Babesiosis or Cattle Fever. These developments, brought about by an acute environmental change could have a profound affect on the agricultural import market, especially for livestock if these issues are not vigilantly addressed by each individual producer. The Mexican Ministry of agriculture is providing resources for farmers to insure that cattle are protected from tick-borne disease.

Source: http://tiny.cc/k79er

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