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07.12.2022

New report outlines and quantifies catastrophic loss from the tomato brown rugose fruit virus

IUNU published a new report on the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) titled Learning to Live With ToBRFV. The report contains information on how ToBRFV spreads, how to detect ToBRFV, diagnostics for every stage of production, and more.

07.12.2022

UK - Beet growers offered yield protection to mitigate crop risk

Sugar beet growers have until 1 February to opt in for yield protection cover that will guarantee payment for 80% of expected yield if next season’s crops suffer any yield losses.

06.12.2022

USA - Climate change is pushing Pacific Northwest farmers to protect crops from extreme heat

Hotter temperatures are changing the agricultural landscape in the Pacific Northwest, especially for iconic tree fruit growers. Keith Veselka has seen that first-hand over the past few years operating NWFM, LLC, which manages 1,400 acres of apples and cherries for institutional investors across Washington state.

06.12.2022

India - Bengal orange production sees 30% drop, shortages on market

The production of the so called Darjeeling oranges dropped by 30% causing shortages on the local market. The drop is due to a lack in organic fertilisers that farmers say does not allow them to spray trees and ensure enough production.

06.12.2022

Spain - Farmers in Córdoba fear lasting effects of prolonged drought

Water scarcity is having asignificant effect on the olive harvestacross Spain this year. However, growers in Córdoba now fear that the impact of the drought might extend into the 2023 harvest.

06.12.2022

USA - California’s drought disaster is turning into an economic disaster

In the early hours of a cold fall morning, thousands of birds would sit in the puddles of water in the empty rice fields just outsidethe Sacramento Valley.At many of those fields this year, there isn’t a single bird that can be seen. It’s because there’s no water.

06.12.2022

India - Wild boars destroy crops in Nuh

Farmers across a dozen villages in Nuh have been left harried by wild boar attacking crops in their fields. The farmers of villages such as Pathkhori, Chainpuri and Kubra Bas (Raavli) have sought the help of forest officials as a pack of 20 to 25 wild boars has been reportedly attacking fields every night and destroying crops, especially vegetables.

06.12.2022

Australia - The NSW floods have been as gut wrenching as drought and caused more damage

I try not to let significant events pass without inserting some reminders for the future, because memory fades.It is now three weeks after the flood in New South Wales’ Lachlan Valley, and the peak is downstream.I’ve been identifying the high-water marks around our farm and the local roads.

06.12.2022

India - Chilli growers seek immediate disbursal of insurance benefits

Seeking immediate disbursal of insurance benefits to chilli growers who had suffered extensive crop loss due to heavy downpour in 2020, farmers submitted petition to Collector K. Senthil Raj on Monday.

06.12.2022

Australia - Too early to tell true cost of floods

Australia’s official Government commodities forecaster says it is too early to tell what the true costs of widespread flooding across the east coast of Australia will be.Flooding across eastern Australia has damaged winter grain crops, restricted planting of summer crops, caused livestock losses and increased the risk of some pests and diseases.

05.12.2022

Spain - Record temperatures cause an unexpected fruit fly outbreak in kakis and citrus

The Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) has become a serious problem in this season's kaki and citrus crops after Spain experienced its hottest October on record and a warmer November than usual.

05.12.2022

Tunisia - Citrus production expected to go down 16%

According to its National Observatory of Agriculture (ONAGRI), Tunisian citrus production in the 2022/2023 season is expected to drop by 16% to 290,000 tons, from 345,300 tons the previous season.

05.12.2022

Northern Hemisphere Citrus Forecast shows significant drop in citrus production

The World Citrus Organisation (WCO) has released its annual Northern Hemisphere Citrus Forecast for the upcoming citrus season (2022-23). The Forecast, which was presented during the third edition of the Global Citrus Congress on 30 November 2022 online, is based on data from Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United States.

05.12.2022

Australia - Yields expected to be reduced due to the cooler, wet weather

Although Tasmania has not had the extreme weather seen down the east coast of mainland Australia it has still been wetter and colder than normal.This is having an effect on the new season onions. Jim Ertler from Premium Fresh said that although harvest is still a bit away he is not expecting a record harvest.

05.12.2022

What is the status of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Europe?

According to reports shared by the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), Finland is one of the latest countries in Europe to join the already long list of places where the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) is officially present.

05.12.2022

Argentina - Drought-hit wheat exports to reach lowest level in years

Argentine wheat exports could reach its lowest level in eight years in the 2022/23 campaign at just 6.5 million tonnes, due to the impact of a prolonged drought in the country, the Rosario grains exchange (BCR) said on Friday.

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