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09 04
2021
USA - Warmer weather puts fruit trees at risk from early growth
The calendar may say April, but it feels like summer across mid-Michigan. While that may be good news for outdoor activities, fruit growers are worried about possible crop losses. Unseasonably warm weather has accelerated growth to the point that they’re more vulnerable to a sudden cold snap.
09 04
2021
India - Farmers fear losses due to weather-hit crop
The irregular weather conditions since mid January may impact the litchi crop’s quality and quantity in Bihar, fear farmers and agriculture scientists. Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts account for more than 62% of India’s litchi production, down from 70% registered till a couple of years back. 45,000 litchi farmers are estimated to be in Muzaffarpur district alone, according to officials.
09 04
2021
France - Late frost to wreak havoc on wine production
Severe frosts across France this week have badly damaged buds and flowers in vineyards and fruit orchards and will cut grape harvests in some areas by as much as 90 per cent, according to growers and farmers’ organisations. “It was like winter coming in spring,” said Didier Delagrange, whose family has made wine from grapes grown on the slopes of Volnay in Burgundy for seven generations. 
09 04
2021
Spain - The frost in the third weekend of March caused damage worth 55 million euro
According to the claims reports received by Agroseguros, the abrupt drop in temperatures and frosts recorded during the weekend of March 19 to 21 in Spain affected nearly 38,000 hectares that were insured, which were distributed among more than 31,100 parcels, mostly of fruit, almond, and wine grape crops. According to the insurance company, the compensation estimate amounts to 55 million euro.
09 04
2021
Bangladesh - Growers fear losses as storm damages mango buds
Rajshahi mango growers fear losses this year as the buds of their fruits have been severely damaged in a recent hailstorm. The storm went through Rajshahi city and the surrounding area between 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Sunday. Although no casualties were reported, it caused severe damage to crops in rural areas and caused many mango buds to fall from trees. It also caused severe dust storms in the city.
09 04
2021
Italy - From Piedmont to Tuscany, heavy losses of stone fruit and damages to kiwi and pome fruits
The low temperatures in the north of Italy are causing increasing concern. Below is a partial statement of damage, for each region. In the Monregalese area, in the province of Cuneo, the fruit-growing area par excellence, temperatures have dropped to -3 °, with conspicuous frosts together with advection fog, radiation fog, and minor snowfalls.