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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Hailstorm again struck the districts of Shopian and Kulgam -in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir-, extensively damaging crops. Locals from many areas from the twin districts said that the hailstorm resulted in heavy damage. In the districts, a heavy hailstorm that lasted for 15 minutes resulted in accumulation of an inch deep hail cover that ripped into the standing fruit and crushed agricultural crops.
This Sunday, while the Portugese Algarve region simply experienced a cloudy afternoon, areas around Viseu and Fundão, Castelo Branco, Belmonte, Covilhã and Penamacor had to cope with a a freak hail storm. Motorways were brought to a halt, there was localised flooding, but worst of all was the damage to this year’s fruit crops, including vines.
The abundant rains during the winter and part of the spring, the low temperatures and the occasional high peaks of heat affected the flowering and setting of the figs in Alicante, as the fruit is very sensitive to changes in the climate. The harvest, which has started a week early this year, has been reduced by 50% compared to last season.
“The Spanish stone fruit season this year is characterised by a very low supply. Due to the bad weather in Spain, there was not much stone fruit available until 10 days ago. There is clearly less fruit on the market than in previous years,” says Henk Vlaeminck of Van Dijk Foods Belgium. There were sufficient apricots until two weeks ago, but there have been shortages since last week.
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