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29 09
2020
USA - Late frost impacts apple crop at Woods Farms in Franklin County
At Woods Farms they have about 40 acres of apples. It’s one of the crops they’re known for. Mark Woods explains how the season is going. “Well, good and bad. It depends on where the apples were at and what stage they were at,” he said. The late frost in April took out a lot of his crop.
29 09
2020
UK - Storm rips out 83 tunnels and destroys strawberry crop
North Norfolk strawberry farmer Simon Turner has lost a year’s-worth of work in just 13 hours. Turner, owner and managing director of Sharrington Strawberries, said he and his team worked tirelessly to save their crops on September 25 when fierce winds and rain battered north Norfolk.
29 09
2020
Canada - High temperatures trouble Ontario potato harvest
According to Ontario’s potato specialist Eugenia Banks, Ontario’s potato harvest was progressing well, but had to stop over the past few days as temperatures rose above optimal harvest levels. Banks said: “To keep a healthy crop in storage, pulp tuber temperature should not be above 18 C when trucks arrive to storages.”
29 09
2020
Australia and New Zealand taking seasonal measures against stink bug
Australia and New Zealand have revised their biosecurity requirements and seasonal measures ahead of the 2020/21 Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs risk season. The regulatory requirements primarily target importers of goods and cover their responsibility to ensure that certain types of cargoes are properly treated and certified prior to arriving in Australia or New Zealand.
29 09
2020
Spain - Conference pear production in El Bierzo falls by 40% due to frosts
The quality brand top fruit campaign has already come to an end in the Spanish region of El Bierzo, in the province of Leon. As reported by the Guarantee Mark of the Bierzo Conference Pear, the spring frosts caused a 40% drop in the production and brought the volume down to about 9 million kilos.
28 09
2020
Uganda - Rare disease claims over 300 cows
Livestock farmers in Lyantonde district have appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to combat an outbreak of a strange disease in cattle. Dr Ronald Bameka, the district veterinary officer, said the rare strain has killed more than 300 head of cattle. According to Bameka, the disease was first reported in April when several farmers lost cattle.