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Old 09-17-2009, 01:14 PM   #30 (permalink)
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There's that, and there's also the increased spraying schedule in the South American and a few of the Central American plantations. Sigatoka has been a big problem this year for everybody, especially coastally, and they've basically tripled up their spraying regimens. Which of course affects fruit flavour - mmmm, fungicides!

Equally, for the Ecuadorean crops especially, the protracted labour dispute has led to the hiring of unskilled banana workers, so the rate of mishandling and crop bruising has gone up exponentially.
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