Unseasonal hailstorms destroyed crops ,and vegetables in many areas of kotranka sub district of Rajouri on friday. Hailstorm continued rained for more than an hou and left behind a trial of destruction to crops and vegetables particularly. Drain water flooded and surges in many shops in kotranka market.
A water tank was breached in the Penchikalapadu village here on Saturday after monsoon rains thundered over the region, drowning standing paddy and chili crops. According to Srinu, a farmer who suffered crop losses due to the inundation, this was the second time the bund of the tank had been breached in the last month.
On Sunday, September 20th, the Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupted. “The eruption mostly affected nearby cities and provinces that were in the direction of the wind. There was a 10 kilometers high cloud of ashes, and it came down to the coastal area where about 30-40% of Ecuador’s banana production occurs,” says Hugo Castro of GinaFruit.
A delegation of CPM MPs Elamaram Kareem, KK Raghesh, Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya and Dr Vijoo Krishnan are on a visit to villages in Jind, Hisar and Rohtak to take stock of losses due to whitefly. The MPs said huge losses were suffered by cotton farmers and the PMFBY had failed as no compensation had been paid to them.
The Namibian government needs an estimated N$30 million (€1.5 mln) to contain the locust outbreak in the Zambezi region. The outbreak of the African migratory red locust was reported on 12 August 2020. Agriculture, Water and Land Reform minister Calle Schlettwein told the National Assembly on Thursday that since then, more reports are being received on a daily basis.
In the 2019/2020 season, the Turkish National Citrus Council saw export volumes rise by nine percent to 645,000 tons. A player that has decent amounts available is the Dutch company, Taneks Europe. This company is a joint venture between Taneks Tarim from Adana, Turkey, and Fruitfactor B.V. in Barendrecht, the Netherlands.
Excess rains have affected cotton crop in the cotton growing districts of Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar in Maharashtra. The cotton bolls have started rotting, which will affect the first plucking. A cotton plant undergoes about four pluckings in the harvesting season. The rains will reduce the quality of cotton in the first plucking, which will affect farmers’ earnings.
The popularity of blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) has been rising worldwide, due to their nutritional bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, anthocyanins and polyphenols. These factors enhance the demand for fresh blueberries in the Czech market, which resulted in an increase of blueberry plantations in the Czech Republic.
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