Freezing temperatures in Poland have resulted in damaged crops. Although the extent of the damage is still unknown, it is certain the Polish farmers will lose some of the produce. The frost has effected apples and all kinds of soft fruit. It will take a couple of months to fully understand the consequences of the unfortunate weather conditions.
Due to the high temperatures, apple blossoms developed early this year, according to Jan Flemming Jensen of Kiviks Musteri. If there’s now a period of night frost, it could result in major losses and a bad harvest. The buds can handle up to five degrees of frost, but as soon as it develops into blossom, temperatures have to remain above zero.
Frigid temperatures in January that had wineries fearing a repeat of the 2014 bud-killing disaster didn’t do as much damage as expected. “It’s not going to be as bad as people thought earlier,” Melissa Muscedere, president of the Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) group of a dozen wineries, said this week.
Julie and Craig Wood farm blueberries and are no strangers to what below freezing temperatures can do to their fruits. “The cold weather during the winter is not a problem, they go to sleep they need what is called chilling hours after they get their chilling hours and they start to wake up and they start to bloom.
Every year, the highs and lows of Texas winter make their presence felt on farms all across East Texas. This year, peach farmers in Shelby County said they’re among the latest to fall victim to the cold snap’s brutal effects. With some crops, growers know instantly after a frost if it’s a ‘killing frost’. Peach trees are different.
During a cold snap, we add extra layers of clothing to combat the cold but for farmers, the frigid temperatures mean potentially million dollars in crop losses. Such is the case at Winner’s Circle Blueberries in Sampson County. Owner Bill Augustine hasn’t slept in several nights because he and his crew are working in the dark, pumping water onto his 800 acres of prized blueberry bushes.
The horticultural production of Rio Colorado was affected by a surprising and unusual frost that lasted several hours in the middle of summer, when the horticultural sector and some fruits are in full season. The unusual event was recorded on the dawn of Tuesday 26, when the local weather station registered a 4 hour-long frost that reached -1.1° C in parts of the productive area and - 2.0ºC in other areas.
The past weekend was characterized by a cold front from the Balkans that brought snow to central and southern Italy and wind to the north of the peninsula. The cold front caused a sudden drop in temperatures especially in Puglia, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria and Sicily already on Friday evening (February 22nd 2019).
Tangerine orchards in Changde, Hunan, have suffered three episodes of cold weather and frost since the end of December. Nearly 67 thousand hectares of tangerine orchards were affected. The damage was most severe for the early-season honey mandarin production areas in Shimen, Xiuping, and Mengquan in Hunan.
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