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05 06
2020
Bangladesh - Elephants from India run wild, destroy crops, homes in Kurigram
Farmers of the bordering area in Roumari upazila in Kurigam district have become worried due to the damage caused on their crops and houses by wild elephants from India over the last one week. A herd of wild elephants enter the bordering area every night and eat up paddy and other crops, causing huge losses to farmers.
05 06
2020
Indonesia - Farmers suffer pandemic-related losses in May
Indonesian farmers suffered losses in May as low prices and supply chain disruptions hit the sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Farmers Exchange Value (NTP), the ratio of farmers’ incomes to their household expenses, fell by 0.85 percent to 99.47 in May from a month earlier.
05 06
2020
India - Hailstorm damages 20% crop in Kulgam
In yet another major jolt to ailing Kashmir fruit industry, the Wednesday’s hailstorm in south Kashmir has caused extensive damage to the apple and cherry crop. The initial assessment carried by the department of horticulture has pegged the losses to the fruit in the ripening stage at around 20 percent.
05 06
2020
Canada - Crops recovering from killing frost
The hard frost that struck southern Ontario in early May caused some damage, but area farmers believe vulnerable crops should be OK provided there are no further complications. Fred and Sharon Judd of Meadow Lynn Farms have it tougher than most strawberry growers because of the variable topography of their acreage on the south side of Simcoe.
05 06
2020
India - Grasshopper swarms threaten crops in south Bengal
At a time when the north – western part of the country is battling the locust swarms to prevent crop loss, two South Bengal districts – Jhargram and Bankura are fighting the presence of a swarm of short-horned grass hoppers that were reported to be a cause for the concern of the agricultural department just ahead of the sowing of Kharif season, which starts from this month.
05 06
2020
UK - Drought-hit crops desperate for rain
May 2020 has been the sunniest and driest calendar month on record, leaving growers across the UK in desperate need for rain to save their crops from the exceptionally dry conditions. With an average of 266 hours of sunlight and less than 10mm of rain last month, crop yields could be hit by up to half this harvest, which would see farmers taking a huge economic hit.