India - Hailstorms wash out farmers’ hopes09.04.2018 135 views
USA - Smallest Washington apple crop in more than 20 years
Washington, the US’ largest apple growing state, is seeing a significantly reduced crop this year and supplies are very tight as a result. “The conventional crop is down 15 to 25 percent on a year-over-year basis,” says Dan Davis with Starr Ranch Growers.
Australia - Murray River flooding persists with grape, citrus growers facing uncertainty over harvest
Three quarters of Roberto Fuoco's table grape property in north-west Victoria is underwater and more rain is expected in the coming days. The harvest at his Nichols Point property would usually begin in February, but at this stage it's unclear if any of his fruit could be picked.
USA - Dry conditions easing in most of CT, but parts of state to remain under alert
Connecticut is slowly emerging from the months-long drought that strained crops and water resources this summer, officials said Thursday, while warning that many reservoirs still remain lower than normal for this time of year.
Pakistan - Floods damage crops on 4.6m acres land in Sindh
Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Agriculture Manzoor Hussain Wassan on Thursday said the monsoon rains and ensuing floods devastated 4.6 million acres of agricultural land in the province.
USA - Winter wheat crop in trouble
The U.S. winter wheat crop is in terrible shape as 2022 draws to a close, but that is not necessarily a precursor of what’s to come in 2023, says an analyst. An estimated 34 percent of the crop was rated good to excellent as of Nov. 29, down from 44 percent the same time one year ago.
By the numbers: the state of the world’s soil in 2022
For this year’s world soil day, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reminded us that 95% of the food we eat comes directly or indirectly from our soils. In other words, ultra-processed alt meats made with pea protein need the soil’s nutrients as much as a head of lettuce does.
Indonesia - KSP underlines potential for El Nino-linked crop failure in 2023
Chief of the Presidential Staff (KSP), Moeldoko, on Friday underlined the possibility of El Nino's return in 2023, which could trigger fires and crop failures. "The risks can lead to fires and crop failures," he said while attending a cheap food bazaar at Pendopo Kepatihan in Ngawi, East Java.
Moldova - Drought resulted in 40% less yield of apples overall
According to the customs service of Moldova, about 7 000 tonnes of apples were exported from the country in November 2022. This is the lowest volume of November exports over the past five years. In 2020 the export volume was almost 8 000 tonnes.