Australia - Cattle deaths: $5 billion loss ‘largely uninsured’15.02.2019 241 views
Bhutan - Norbugang orange growers struggling with Citrus Greening
Citrus greening is affecting the mandarin orchards of Norbugang in Nganglam, Pemagatshel district. Farmers say the declining orange crop yield has been palpable even before 2015. Four villages in Norbugang in Nganglam have been considered orange pocket areas, according to the villagers.
New Zealand - Due to flooding volume availability may become problematic from April
The current flooding on the North Island of New Zealand will have an impact on onion exports to Europe. According to Hendrik Hachmann, this will most likely have serious consequences for availability in the local markets, especially this onion year, which is weak in terms of volume.
Canada - Successful pest protection and prevention programs
Pests of all kinds — weeds, animals, insects or diseases — would like to find a good home on your crop production acres. Prevention is by far the best method of pest control.
New Zealand - Northland vegetable crops escape worst of weather - apart from kumara
Northland vegetable crops seem to have escaped the deluge expected to hit the region when a state of emergency was declared due to heavy rain and bad weather. While some growers in the region, including kumara growers, did experience some crop damage, it wasn’t just from Tuesday night’s downpour - it’s been an ongoing battle the whole summer.
Nigeria - Heat waves may affect wheat yield
Wheat farmers in Katsina State have expressed concern over the weather swing experienced in the last two weeks as the crop prefers cold all through its production stages.
USA - Drought threatens wheat production despite acreage bump
U.S. farmers expanded plantings of winter wheat by 11% from a year ago to an eight-year peak, encouraged by high prices tied to concerns over food supplies following Russia's invasion of major wheat producer Ukraine, as well as relatively low input costs and expanded crop insurance programs.
India - Crop yields in Punjab will fall by up to 13% in next 30 years
Punjab, which accounts for 10.12 per cent of food grains produced in the country, will see a decrease in yield between 13 and one per cent in its major Kharif and Rabi crops by 2050 due to climate change impacts.
USA - USDA offering disaster assistance to farmers, livestock producers impacted by floods
As many California agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by the recent floods throughout the state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) if making technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock producers recover.