The first days of 2019 will be marked by below-normal rainfall in Brazil’s main soybean producing areas, with farmers bracing for losses as December’s dry conditions and high temperatures continue to ruin fields. According to Refinitiv Eikon’s Agriculture Weather Dashboard data, rains will be below the historical average through Jan. 10 in five states including Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Paraná and São Paulo.
Unseasonal rain and snowfall is the main reason for agriculture failing in Himachal Pradesh. “Hailstorms or torrential rains are usually destructive to our crops while snowfall is not,” said Uma Devi of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, when speaking to Mongabay-India. However, the post-monsoon heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir, which came in two heavy spells in late September as well as early November 2018, were exceptions, and are now attributed to exacerbated climate change in the Himalayan region.
Farmers in Tarsus, a town based in the south Turkish city of Mersin, began harvesting their products in the fields damaged by heavy rains. As fields are flooded, farmers in Tarsus started an early harvest to salvage their products. Not only did the heavy rains flood the greenhouse lands, it also disrupted everyday life in town.
Following the heavy rain in the region last week, some Teviot Valley orchardists are reporting damage to about half of their early ripening cherry crop. Some market gardeners will have to freeze their early strawberries, rather than sell them fresh, because of rain damage. The heavy rain also caused ripe cherries to split, making them unsuitable for selling.
The grape crop over 195 hectare across seven talukas of Sangli district has been badly hit owing to untimely rainfall since the last two days The district administration on Tuesday carried out a survey of the damage incurred and found that grape crop in Tasgaon, Palus, Khanapur and Atpadi talukas has been affected.
Fruit grower Bruce Hollabaugh is ready to turn the page on 2018. It started in early August with what he describes as the worst hail storm to ever hit his family's farm in Biglerville, Pa. "Because of its timing, in 10 minutes the storm reduced our peach crop by 75%, small fruits by 50% to 60%, pears by 50% and apples by about 35%," says Hollabaugh, the farm's production and field personnel manager.
The state-run Coffee Board has pegged the crop loss at 82,000 tonnes for the crop year 2018-19 starting October on account of the incessant South-West monsoon rains that has lashed the key growing regions in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu in recent months. This would mean that India's 2018-19 crop is likely to be lower by at least 26 per cent over the current year's crop size of 3.16 lakh tonnes.
Farmers in Nuapada village under this block in Ganjam district are a worried lot as paddy crop on thousands of acre is facing threat from pest attack. After incessant rainfall submerged farmlands and brought huge loss, pest attack on standing crop has come up as a fresh challenge for farmers now. While farmers are apprehensive about crop damage, the agriculture department sat pretty doing nothing to tackle the menace.
While some areas of Minnesota and Iowa are expecting record yields for corn and soybeans this fall, that is not the case for large parts of Redwood, Renville and Brown counties. Hit with too much rain early in the growing season, fields were barely planted when the skies began to open up and and dump water. Redwood, Renville and Brown counties are usually in the state’s top 10 percent for corn and soybean production.
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