India - Hailstorm, rains damage 33,265 acres of paddy in Nalgond

Standing paddy crops and horticulture crops were damaged in the hailstorm and heavy rains that lashed the district late Sunday evening. According to officials, standing paddy crop was damaged in 33,265 acres and corn in five acres due to the sudden rains on Sunday evening. Paddy crops in over 4,000 acres were damaged in PA Pally and Angadipet mandal in the district. Horticulture crops were damaged in 393 acres in the district in the hailstorm, heavy rains coupled with strong winds. Mango crop was damaged in 150 acres, lemon in 183 acres and papaya in six acres of the district. The cost of damaged crops would be worked out by the officials of Agriculture and Horticulture Department in a day and a report will be sent to the State government. As NSP canal was breached at Kalvapally thanda due to heavy rain, crops in hundreds of acres in the area were submerged in water causing losses to farmers. Officials responded immediately and took measures to so that the water from canal does not reach agricultural fields. In Suryapet district, mango crops were also damaged in Palakaveedu, Thungathurthy  and Nagaram mandal due to heavy rains coupled with strong winds. Standing paddy crops were also damaged in several mandals in the district.

Unseasonal rains damage crops

Unseasonal rains coupled with heavy wind, on Sunday, damaged crops including paddy, maize and mango at several places in the erstwhile Warangal district. Damage was extensive in Jayashankar Bhupalpally and Jangaon districts. Officials of Agriculture Department are estimating the loss. As per preliminary reports, mango crop was damaged in 400 acres. Source -

USA - Summer weather still impacting farmers as fall harvest begins

It was a summer of significant crop loss for U.S. farmers as drought and severe rain events tore through the country. As the fall harvest season begins, some farmers are still recovering. In Northeast Ohio, harvest season will start late on Jason Schriver’s 300 acres of farmland. 


Philippines - Agriculture damage due to Maring now over P1B

The damage left to the country’s agriculture sector by Severe Tropical Storm Maring after ravaging northern Luzon and parts of the Visayas has risen to more than a billion pesos, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Friday.


USA - Storms down fungus-infected crops

A combination of fungus and this week’s stormy weather is ravaging crops. We first told you about tar spot on Monday. It has been devasting to farmers. “Going into this, this should have been one of the best crops the guy has ever raised in to see it now flat,” said Marc Eads, farming consultant. 


India - Exposed at sea, fishers need better insurance to manage climate risks

Rufino Possa, 52, a fisher from Uttan, a coastal village in north Mumbai, returned home on October 2, after 12 days at sea, four days more than he planned. The rough seas churned up by Cyclone Gulab towards the end of September meant that he could not find any catch. 


USA - Idaho sees 40 percent reduction in 2021-2022 onion crop

Idaho onions have finished with harvest and one grower says there’s a 40 percent reduction in the crop over last year. "I attribute it to five different things,” says Shay Myers of Parma, ID-based Owyhee Produce. “There was record dry weather, record windy weather, record high temperatures, record smoke-filled skies and a record labor shortage.”


China - Apple supply at risk due to hailstorms in Shaanxi Province

Last month, the average price of Chinese apples rose by 1.7% m-o-m to USD 1,115/MT due to several extreme weather events in the northwest of China. China is the world’s largest producer of apples, accounting for almost half of global production.


Time will tell if challenging 2021 grape harvest affects wines across world

The heady aroma of crushed grapes (must, as it is known in the industry) is filling the air of wineries across the Northern Hemisphere. Starting as early as August in some regions, and continuing into October in others (depending on varietal and climate), the 2021 grape harvest is shaping up to be one for the record books—not all of it in a good way.


India - No MSP procurement of Bajra in state, farmers facing losses up to Rs 1000 per quintal

The Bajra (Millet) producing farmers of Rajasthan are facing a loss of up to Rs 900-1000 per quintal as there is no MSP (minimum support price) procurement of the crop in the state till now. The issue is heating up as the neighbouring state Haryana is not only procuring it but giving price differences to the Bajra producing farmers.