The high temperatures also advance the ripening, so it is expected that the harvest is generalized between thirty and forty days.
Asaja de Ciudad Real predicts that there will be a significant decrease in the grape harvest in the province of Ciutadella as a result of the high temperatures that are being recorded, which could range between 20 and 30 percent in the early varieties.
In a press release, Asaja de Ciudad Real has indicated this Tuesday that although it is early to give figures, the decline in the first grapes to be collected in the province and therefore those that present a more advanced vegetative cycle, could be even greater in the region of Campo de Montiel as it is one of a more clayey land and, therefore, warmer.
The effects of high daytime and night temperatures are already visible in dry and also irrigated vineyards, where water stress is triggered because evapotranspiration is higher than the water absorbed by the plant, explained the agrarian organization.
He also noted that direct burns are also observed in berries, which will increase the level of crop loss because the leaves do not protect the grapes.
The high temperatures also advance the ripening, so it is expected that the harvest will generalize between thirty and forty days, said Asaja, who added that the heat is causing some red spider spotlights, although it is slowing the spread of diseases that affect the quality of grapes, such as powdery mildew.