Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday approved a scheme for compensating farmers for crop loss caused due to natural calamities in the kharif-2021 season. Under the 'Kisan Sahay Yojna - 2021', the state government will compensate farmers for crop damage in the kharif season (June to November) without collecting any premium or registration fees, said an official release.
With more than 62,000 hectares dedicated to cultivation, asparagus is one of the outdoor horticultural species with the largest cultivated area in the EU. Alas, the crop is threatened by the “decay syndrome”, which constitutes one of the main phytosanitary problems of this crop worldwide and which can even lead to the death of the affected plants.
According to La Unio de Llauradors' first emergency assessment, yesterday's storms affected some 3,000 hectares of crops in the provinces of Valencia and Castellon, and initial losses could amount to nearly 2 million euro. The storms arrived unexpectedly. The AEMET did not foresee any type of precipitation and no yellow alert had been declared.
Faced with the consequences of the frost episode that severely affected French farms last April, producers are organizing themselves to cope. According to the PDO Peaches and Apricots of France, the apricot orchards were the most affected by the frost. Some producers in the Rhône-Alpes region have reported losses of 80%.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced a package for farmers affected by Cyclone Yaas which hit the coastal districts on May 26. He assured farmers that steps will be taken to expedite preparation of crop cutting report so that claims of farmers registered under the Pradhan Mantri Phasal Bima Yojana will be settled quickly.
The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) in Negros Occidental on Thursday urged farmers who incurred losses brought by Tropical Storm Dante to file for indemnity claims under the province’s crop insurance program. Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino issued the call as his office’s final report on Wednesday afternoon showed a total of PHP19.6 million in crop damage and losses among affected farms across the province.
Several testimonies collected “in the field” attest to the effectiveness of PROTECTA® and FRUCTUS® for the safety of the most delicate crops. Spring rains have a decisive influence on fruit quality, especially for the delicate cherry crops. The rain can indeed interrupt the flowering process and reduce quality.
Fire blight is a bacterial pathogen that spreads easily during blooming season. It has the potential to kill not just individual apple trees, but entire orchards. It is of course not a new problem for apple growers, but it has been looming larger as the climate crisis brings longer, warmer and rainier springs that expand the window for it to infect trees.
Crops are digging deeper to find moisture in soil profiles as northwest Wisconsin is inching closer to drought conditions. "Shallow rooted systems, some like soybeans, will start to show some stress relatively soon if it doesn't rain simply because the root system is a little bit more shallow," said Jerry Clark, agriculture agent with the UW-Madison Extension of Chippewa County.
Bioplanet has introduced to the market a new parasitoid insect that is the natural enemy of bugs - Trissolcus basalis. Over the past few years, talks have focused almost exclusively on the brown marmorated stink but and, in 2021 as well, Bioplanet has produced and released Anastatus bifasciatus on a large scale.
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