According to the official data, a total of 190,027 farmers have suffered a loss of over Tk140 crore in standing crops because of this year’s floods in Jamalpur. Hundreds of thousands of farmers are losing sleep over the extensive damage dealt to their hard-earned standing crops by floods that hit Jamalpur in multiple phases this year.
Hungarian melon growers will not close a successful campaign this year, as only half of the expected quantity has been produced, and this drop has only been partially offset by the higher-than-usual prices. The low yields are mainly due to cooler, wetter weather during the season and less sunshine than usual in summer.
The Valencian Association of Agricultural Producers (AVA-ASAJA) has denounced that the ban of the use of the active substance methyl chlorpyrifos in kaki cultivation and the lack of effective alternatives will bring the impact of pests to record levels. In fact, according to a technical study carried out by the association, Valencian kaki producers will suffer losses exceeding 24 million Euro this season alone due to the reduction in the harvest.
Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, reported the weather data on Friday 28 August. The drought threatens to lower crop yields and grain quality even more for farmers who are also struggling with economic aftershocks from the COVID-19 pandemic. The scope of the losses will be determined by whether the state remains painfully dry, according to crop experts.
A recurring topic in the newsflashes on this spring has been the reporting of various types of climate-induced damages – and for good reason too. The changing climate of the region is now causing long-term shifts in environmental conditions for agriculture. Raspberry production in Hungary has shrunk to a fraction of its volume over the past two decades.
The pomegranate harvest has already started in Elche, a town in the province of Alicante that is the most important producing area in Spain. The demand is high at the moment, given that the campaign in the southern hemisphere finished earlier and that the fruit from Mediterranean countries is arriving a bit late and in smaller volumes.
The fear of whitefly attack, parawilt and leaf curl are back to haunt the cotton-growing farmers in the state. While the Agriculture Department has assessed a loss of up to 25 per cent in the region, farmers say the disease has already wiped out crops in large tracts and the losses have mounted to 60-70 per cent in Hisar and Bhiwani districts.
Sowing progress has been quite satisfactory till last week except in the state of MP. The Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA) now anticipates a crop damage of 10-12% on account of heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh (MP). This estimate is based on a survey undertaken by the industry body in the rain-affected areas of the state.
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