Augusta County has seen more than 15 inches of rain this summer, and that rain has caused some issues for a Valley brewery. Stable Craft Brewery grows a lot of its own hops, which have been damaged by the extensive rain and storms. As of August 14, the area has surpassed 40 inches of rain for the year, putting 2018 in the top 30 wettest years on record for the Shenandoah Valley, even with four months to go.
When USDA released its yield estimates and crop production numbers this past Friday many farmers exhaled a collective sigh of disgust. While certain states’ crops flourish, drought, greensnap and disease in other states indicate only combines will tell the true yield story of 2018. In west central Wisconsin, corn and soybean farmer Tony Mellenthin had a fantastic start to the season on his 7,000 acres. That great start could be slipping away, however, as rains become few and far between.
For Kauai farmers, recovering from a major flood event is more complicated that just removing silt. As communities continue the process of recovery, growers are looking at the long process of bringing their impacted fields back into production. This is a significant challenge for farmers of perennial crops that are not propagated from seeds, including important local crops like taro, sweet potato, and banana. It can be difficult to obtain sufficient cuttings to plant a new crop.
Rat infestation in rice farms in Negros Occidental resulted in production loss worth about P8.4 million, according to the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA). OPA data showed that from July to August, rats have attacked a total of 703 hectares of rice fields in four localities in the province. OPA head Japhet Masculino on Tuesday said the rodents infested the rice farms in four barangays of San Enrique, 11 barangays of Valladolid, three barangays of Bago City, and four barangays of Cadiz City.
The heat has somewhat subsided in Europe this last week but it is still incredibly dry, even Ireland which is famously cold and wet, is suffering from the drought conditions, it didn't rain at all in June and July and although August has seen some short showers in the north and west of the country the east has remained mostly dry. Justin Leonard from Jackie Leonard & Sons, based in Dublin, said the temperatures in Ireland have been extremely warm, up to 25 degrees.
Crop Progress report revealed that 70 percent of the U.S. corn crop is in good-to-excellent condition, down 1 percentage point from last week, but 8 percentage points higher than the prior year’s 62 percent good-to-excellent. USDA estimates that 10 percent of the corn crop is in poor-to-very-poor condition, unchanged from last week and in line with prior-year levels.
A United Nations agency has warned a pest, which could threaten food security, is likely to spread from India to other parts of Asia. South East Asia and South China are most at risk from the fall armyworm, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says. Recently detected in India - the first time it has been found in Asia - the crop-eating insect has the capacity to fly over long distances (100km per night) and ravage crops all year round, given the region's tropical climate.
The state made emergency farm loans available starting in late July to those who sustained damage due to cold weather last winter. Farmers in Tehama County had a rough winter earlier this year when a freeze caused severe crop damage to almonds trees. According to a letter from Individual Assistance Program Manager Karma Hackney to County Supervisor Candy Carlson, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services will designate emergency farm loans.
Drought and a heatwave that scorched fields in northern Europe may cut the European Union’s wheat export surplus and the bloc will need to consume more of its own grains, experts said on Friday. French analysts Strategie Grains forecast a 10pc smaller EU soft wheat harvest this year, with northern areas particularly hard hit. EU wheat prices have hit over five-year highs on crop concerns.
The harvest of wheat and barley in Bulgaria is drawing to a close. Like in the major Black Sea countries (Ukraine, Russia), first these crops suffered from drought in the grain formation period, and then from abundant rains at the height of the harvest. These agrometeorological conditions affected both yield and quality of grain. In Bulgaria, wheat and barley yields in the course of harvesting are 8-10% lower than last year.
The prolonged heat and dryness caused gardens, meadows and fields to wither this year. The German Weather Service reports an all-time high precipitation deficit in Germany. Meteorologists see the cause in a blocking, high-pressure area, which has created a stable weather situation with warm and dry air from the south east since April. Apart from this exceptional situation, severe risks for Ostland Dürrweitz AG are formed by thunderstorms and hail in particular.
The Asian longhorned tick was discovered in Centre County. It's seen mostly as a threat to livestock in our state. There's a new insect, native to Asia, on the scene in Pennsylvania that could become a threat to livestock. Pennsylvania is already known as the nation's hot spot for ticks. In 2016, the Keystone State was the Lyme disease leader in the U.S., with about 38 percent of the country's Lyme reports that year and over 12,000 cases overall, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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