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27 11
2020
Belgium - Dry weather has significantly affected root crop yields
“We're currently hard at work storing carrots, celeriac, and white and red cabbage," says Alexander Verduyn of Verduyn, in Belgium. "The carrots didn't grow well. Their yield is, on average, 15% lower than last year. However, the refrigerated product is of excellent quality. We don't know how the storage will go, but storage conditions are good.
27 11
2020
France - The volumes of kiwifruit are limited
The French kiwifruit harvest is in full swing. At SIKIG, sales will start in a week. “We are very happy with the quality. We are harvesting fruits with a high Brix. However, when it comes to quantity, the French are disappointed. All the production areas have fewer fruits than expected,” reports Pascale Begoulle of the SIKIG company.
27 11
2020
Moldova - 2020 apple harvest notably lower than forecasts
Recent calculations from several organisations of agricultural producers -working with the Ministry of Agriculture of Moldova and local authorities- showed that this year’s Moldovan apple production amounted to approximately 430,000 tons (plus or minus 20,000 tons).
26 11
2020
India - Crop loss in Prakasam district pegged at Rs 3.79 crore
Reports of more crop damage are coming even after the agriculture department has conducted a preliminary survey across Prakasam district. However, the agriculture department estimated the crop loss at Rs 3.79 crore in an extent of 2,885 acres across 15 mandals in the district due to the heavy rains, inflicting losses to more than 3,000 farmers. 
26 11
2020
EU - Once the cold weather really hits garlic stocks will soon be gone
The current situation in the global garlic market is going very badly, according to Danny Deen of Denimpex. "The Spanish harvest of approximately 110,000 tonnes has been reduced by approximately 45% and what is still available is not of top quality. A lot of garlic has been affected by nematodes.
26 11
2020
Belgium - Little faith in big apples this year
The demand for apples is good for the time of year, but the quality is not going well this year. “A lot of large apples were picked this year and they are very sensitive to dots,” says Anthony Maes of Maes Fruitexpress. “There is also quite a bit of competition from Polish apples, especially the dark varieties such as the Red Prince. They hinder the sale of Belgian apples in France.”