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03.12.2021

USA - New research takes aim at devastating citrus greening

Citrus greening, or Huanglongbing disease, HLB, is the most devastating disease for orange and grapefruit trees in the U.S. Prevention and treatment methods have proven elusive, and a definitive cure does not exist.

03.12.2021

Italy - Bad weather strikes Sicily once again

A bad weather front has hit an area specialized in intensive cultivation in protected facilities between Gela (CL) and Ispica (RG), Sicily. The damage registered hasn't been huge, at least not everywhere, but some companies had to deal with the partial collapse of their greenhouses or polytunnels.

03.12.2021

India - Farmers In Bhadrak, Puri districts stare at huge crop loss prospects

Farmers are going to bear the brunt of approaching cyclone Jawad as they are yet to shift their harvested paddy to safety. Already affected by the pandemic, paddy farmers and vegetable growers hoped for a decent harvest this season. But, cyclone ‘Jawad’ is going to dash their hopes to the ground.

03.12.2021

United Kingdom - Success in chemical-free insect control trial

A unique field trial achieved a 91 per cent reduction in an invasive target pest first spotted in the UK in 2012. Agritech start-up BigSis conducted the trial in partnership with Berry Gardens, the UK’s largest supplier of berries and cherries, and the world-renowned research institute NIAB EMR.

03.12.2021

India - Flood loss pegged at Rs 11k crore, crop on 10 lakh hectares damaged in Karnataka

Heavy rains in the last two months claimed 42 lives and left a trail of destruction in several districts. The state government has pegged the losses at Rs 11,916 crore. Agriculture crops in over 7.9 lakh hectares, 1.25 lakh hectares of horticulture crops, 74,530 hectares of plantation crops and 243 hectares of sericulture crops have been damaged due to heavy rains in October and November 2021.

03.12.2021

Israel - In MY 2020/21, citrus production dropped 4.3 percent below initial 2020 estimates

It is estimated that MY 2021/22 will be characterized by low production – falling considerably below the average total citrus production of 512 thousand metric tons (TMT) – due to extreme weather conditions during the growing season.

03.12.2021

France - Small harvest and difficult sales in 2021

According to the French agricultural statistics service Agreste, “On November 1st 2021, the estimated areas planted with melons in 2021 correspond to 12,100 ha, which is 1% more than last year and 6% less than the 2016-2020 average.

03.12.2021

USA - USDA improves, strengthens crop insurance for hemp producers

In response to feedback received from the producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is improving crop insurance for hemp. USDA’s Risk Management Agency is strengthening the hemp crop insurance policy by adding flexibilities around how producers work with processors as well as improving consistency with the most recent USDA hemp regulation.

02.12.2021

India - Unseasonal rain hits Belagavi grape growers, government to compensate farmers

Belagavi growers have started dumping their grape crops as unseasonal rains have caused heavy damage to the grapes. In Belagavi, over 4,500 hectares of grapes were cultivated in Athani, Kagawad, Gokak and other areas.

02.12.2021

Spain - A storm hits the Asturian kiwi fields in full harvest

This weekend, the principality of Asturias was hit by bad weather. It snowed, the rivers grew, and there were floods. In Pravia, the heavy rains and the overflowing of the Nalon river have affected the KiwiNatur company's kiwi harvest, which is currently in the middle of the harvesting season.

02.12.2021

Argentina - The weather changed the panorama for cherry

The cherry harvest began a couple of weeks ago, and now the Rural Development Institute (IDR) has published the cherry production estimate for this year. Cecilia Fernandez, IDR technician and part of the team that prepared the report, said they estimated a harvest of 4,100 tons of cherries, i.e. 14% lower than the 4,751 tons achieved last year.

02.12.2021

Canada - British Columbia blueberry industry severely impacted by recent floods

From flooded fields and homes to supply chain issues, this is an especially challenging time for British Columbia. We stand with the those impacted by floods. Our hearts go out to the growers whose homes are flooded. Their loss is insurmountable.

02.12.2021

Italy - Perrina's varietal clementine innovation could be a solution in response to climate change

Perrina is a clementine variety whose breeder is the Calabrian agronomist Francesco Perri, citrus scientist specialist. The commercial diffusion of the variety, whose intellectual property remains of the breeder, will be managed exclusively by OP Armonia, while for the production of seedlings the only nursery authorized for the propagation of plant material is Vivai Milone of Lamezia Terme (province of Catanzaro, Calabria).

30.11.2021

Canada - Drought has big impact on Saskatchewan’s mid-year financial forecast

Some of Saskatchewan’s finances have dried up thanks to the drought that hit the province in 2021, helping to keep the province’s books in the red.

30.11.2021

Italy - What's going on with clementines?

As is well known, the clementine harvest in Italy is down about 50% this year. Usually in seasons of high production, the citrus remains moderately small, but when the harvest is halved, as is the case now, the citrus has a larger caliber.

30.11.2021

Crop concerns in Southern Brazil and Argentina

Dry conditions across southern Brazil and Argentina will threaten early-planted crops with some yield loss concerns. Most of the soybeans are in the ground across Brazil and soil moisture will need to be replenished to aid in germination.

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