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Spain - Almeria's yellow melon production is decreasing
The cold has slowed down Almeria's horticultural production after a whole cycle that could be defined as exhausting for plants. "The high autumn and winter temperatures weakened the plants and advanced all the crops.
Canada - The fight against ginseng replant disease
Amy Shi knows her enemy. Now she must learn to defeat it. A plant pathologist specializing in ginseng, Shi’s battleground is deep in the soil, where a fungal pathogen known as Ilyonectria mors-panacis is dead set on rotting the root of what was once Ontario’s most lucrative export crop.
USA - Strengthening sorghum against a worldwide fungal threat
A gene discovered by a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Purdue University scientists could help fortify the defenses of sorghum to anthracnose, a disease of the cereal grain crop that can inflict yield losses of up to 50 percent.
Spain - The damage would be much greater if these frosts had happened a month from now
The intense cold in Spain over the past two weeks, with several nights of sub-zero temperatures, is taking its toll on several crops in the Murcia region, mainly stone fruit and field vegetables.
Uzbekistan - Harvest of early onions is largely delayed and may be lower than expected
The consequences of the weather anomalies in January for the Central Asian onion market are not limited to the loss of last year’s crop stocks, the subsequent sharp rise in prices, and a series of bans on onion exports from almost all countries of the region.
USA - SLO County farms suffer millions in losses from storms
When the big January storm hit on the 9th and 10th of the month, Alford’s fields of cabbage flooded and disappeared under a new lake of water from the half-a-foot of rain that overwhelmed debris-clogged drainage ditches.
UK - Weather outlook for winter cropping
Although recently we have been discussing and analysing how weather all over the globe has been impacting our cereal and oilseed prices, how has UK weather been for our domestic winter crops?
USA - Farmers suffer losses as Salinas Valley fields flood
Salinas Valley was initially spared the worst of the damage as storms battered California last month. But then the Salinas River overflowed its banks Jan. 10, breaching berms and levees.