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24.07.2024

India - Huge damage to standing crops in villages on banks of Pranahita

Heavy rain and floods caused huge damage to standing crops in Komaram Bheem and Mancherial districts. Floodwaters inundated agricultural fields and damaged cotton, soya and redgram crops in villages on the banks of River Pranahita.

24.07.2024

South Sudan - Poor rainfall leads to crop failure in Mvolo County

The authorities in Mvolo County in Western Equatoria State over the weekend said the area has received less than normal rainfall which has caused insufficient food production.John Abdallah, the County Executive Director, said the rains were delayed and were poor when they started and that the area is likely to be food insecure this season.

24.07.2024

India - Compensation for crop losses continues to be a distant dream for farmers

The Union Budget 2024 has failed to address the important issue of farmer crop losses yet again.Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the budget for the financial year 2024-25, allocated Rs 600 crore to enhance agricultural infrastructure.

24.07.2024

USA - Extreme drought declared for the entire Shenandoah Valley and beyond

The entire Shenandoah Valley is now under extreme drought conditions, with portions of West Virginia experiencing severe to extreme drought levels.The drought is a result of a lack of precipitation, making this July the driest since records began in 1835.

24.07.2024

USA - Storm destroys $500K worth of crops at Berthoud farm

More rain fell in Denver on Saturday than theentire month of June, leaving flooded roadways and90 calls for servicewithin one hour. Meanwhile, hailstorms swept through farmlands in Berthoud, destroying a season’s worth of crops on one malthouse’s farm.

24.07.2024

USA - Central Valley farmers adapt to hot temps to avoid major losses

Dangerous heat requires extreme caution even when caring for fresh produce.The extended period of intense heat is impacting the crops in the Central Valley.Now farmers are having to make some changes to avoid losing their product and protect their livelihood.

24.07.2024

Managing squash bugs to minimize vine crop damage

A few weeks ago a friend on Facebook posted a picture of a squash bug or Anasa tritis. Seems he was scouting his garden and found the insects on his squash plants.Squash bug has a snout it inserts in the circulatory system of the plant and drains the life out of the plant.

24.07.2024

India - Solan Maize crop over 4,700 hectares hit by ‘fall armyworm’

For fourth year in a row, the fall armyworm has hit the maize crop in Solan district, with 4,750 hectare area coming under attack.Maize growers fear a 15 to 20 per cent crop loss. Elongated papery windows spreading all over leaves on a plant appear when the pest attacks the maize crop.

22.07.2024

Thailand - Drought, flood, and rice security

Rice continues to play a fundamental role in income generation and ensuring food security for millions of households in Thailand and abroad. As a key global rice supplier (USDA, 2023), Thailand exported 5.27 million metric tons of rice from January through August 2023 and, due to increased global rice prices and India’s rice export ban, its shipment is projected to reach at least eight million metric tons this year (USDA, 2023).

22.07.2024

Morocco - Drought lowers the quality of wild-grown rosemary

After a considerable delay, the awarding of wild-grown rosemary harvesting contracts in Morocco is proceeding in several regions of the country, although some regions will not participate this season. This is reported by Mehdi Benchekroun, owner of Les Domaines Mehdi Bencherkoun.

22.07.2024

Jamaica - Shortage of plantain following Hurricane Beryl

Jamaica is currently experiencing a shortage of key food staples, including plantain and bananas, as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Beryl. Floyd Green, the country's Agriculture Minister, reported that a preliminary assessment revealed considerable damage to various crops such as vegetables.

22.07.2024

Argentina - Impact of frost on blueberry production

Francisco Estrada, President of Apratuc, has detailed the repercussions of recent frost events on blueberry crops in Argentina, particularly noting the challenges posed by what could be the coldest autumn and winter in 60 years.

22.07.2024

South Africa - Massive rainfall in Western Cape causes slight delay on citrus shipments to the U.S.

South Africa's main citrus producing region for the U.S. market, Citrusdal, has been impacted by excessive rainfall during their harvest season. Although the rain doesn't impact the quality of this hardy fruit as much as other deciduous kinds of fruit, the weather has had an effect on shipments and all aspects throughout the total supply chain.

22.07.2024

India - Karnataka government will provide assistance to tackle natural calamities

District In-charge Minister N S Boseraju said on Sunday that the state government will provide all assistance to tackle natural calamities in the district.Speaking to reporters after inspecting the rain damages in the district, he said the district administration has taken all precautionary measures to tackle natural calamities.

22.07.2024

Paper highlights how climate change challenges, transforms agriculture

As the climate continues to change, the risks to farming are only going to increase.That's the key takeaway from a recent paper published by a team that included UC Merced and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources researchers.

22.07.2024

India - Goa faces unprecedented monsoon damage with record crop losses & infrastructure destruction

The monsoon has unleashed a trail of destruction with several house collapses, road accidents, and an alarming around 1,000 cases of trees falling across different parts of Goa. Amidst this chaos, the agriculture sector has been hit hard, with crop damage expected to be reaching record levels.

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