Smallholder farmers here are concerned with intermittent power cuts and high electricity bills they owe the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), which is likely to affect both the winter wheat and maize crops. The farmers said that they have started counting their losses as their crops are now wilting due to lack of irrigation water.
France will declare a state of natural disaster after rain and hail storms lashed a swathe of the south-east on Saturday, devastating crops. The worst-hit area, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alps region, is at the heart of France’s food production and known as the “orchard of France”. Many farmers had lost 80-100% of their crops.
Millions of locusts have invaded the Italian island of Sardinia, with the province of Nuoro the worst hit. This invasion was the worst infestation in nearly 60 years and was devastating to both livestock and crop farmers. The swarms have destroyed crops and an estimated 2 500 ha of grazing land, while houses in the region have also been infested.
Amid the hot weather baking much of California this week, the spate of rain and hail that hit the state last month may have faded from memory—but not for farmers who continue to tally damage from the spring storms. Farmers, pest control advisers and agricultural commissioners report damage to crops including onions, tomatoes, cherries and cotton, either directly from hail or as a result of diseases brought by wet weather at an inopportune time.
The weekend of June 1st-2nd was rather a difficult one for many producers in Salento. Heavy rain and violent hailstorms hit the Monteroni, Galatina, Sternatia, Poggiardo, Surano, Ruffano, Parabita, Matino and Guagnano municipalities, causing serious damage to watermelon, melon, tomato, zucchini and potato crops as well as many others.
Mr. Ferenc Apáti, vice president of the Hungarian Fruit and Vegetable Product Board (FruitVeb), reported that the country's cherry yield could fall below 10,000 tons this year, compared to the average 12-15 thousand tons per year. The fact is that the yield of the early varieties is poor, and because of extreme weather and other factors, they need to count on further crop losses.
Heavy rains coupled with sudden hailstorm today evening damaged maize crop, vegetables and fruits in different parts of Nalthi Panchayat. In Nalthi Pan chayat, the farmers residing in half a dozen villages including Kholra, Nalthi, Swongpura, Kach, Basti and its adjoining villages in Athkhar area said that heavy rains and hailstorm damaged maize crop.
Serbian raspberry farmers are calling on their government to declare a natural disaster and provide aid for them, as they claim that 80 percent of their crops have been destroyed by bad weather and disease. Raspberry Farmers’ Association President, Dobrivoje Radovic says that the crop is 50 to 70 percent lower than in previous years because of disease and even up to 80 percent lower because of the recent snow, hail and stormy weather.
A sudden spell of heavy unseasonal rainfall and thunderstorms across Telangana during April 20-22 has resulted in serious damage to crops in different districts. Officials from the state agriculture department said paddy crop sown across 2,826 hectares has been damaged due to the rains, and an assessment is currently being undertaken to find out the extent of loss that farmers have suffered.
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