Poland - Frost damage may cause up to 85% reduction in apple harvest30.05.2019 222 views
USA - Texas farmers facing worst cotton harvest in years
Fields of white cotton are few and far between this year. Hopes for a good crop dried up for many farmers as the drought took its toll. In the world’s largest cotton patch, the 25 contiguous counties around Lubbock, most fields are barren.
UK - Potato yields suffered from dry spring and early summer
Potato yields in Britain are down significantly this season due to the hot, dry spring and early summer weather. For growers putting spuds into cold storage there is the added problem of higher electricity costs, with lower tuber numbers.
USA - Florida grapefruit industry seeing minimal fruit loss post Hurricane Ian
Following Hurricane Ian’s arrival, Florida grapefruit looks to have made its way through the event with minimal effects. “We got extremely lucky,” says Dan Richey of Riverfront Packing Company. “The storm was bearing down and then it turned to the Northeast and that got us through.”
Philippines - ‘Karding’ agricultural damage climbs to ₧3 billion
The Philippines’s agricultural damage and losses due to Typhoon “Karding” breached the P3-billion mark after the Department of Agriculture (DA) received and validated additional reports from the affected areas.
India - Rs 202.64 crore transferred to farmers for the loss of crops
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that while the arrangements in urban areas were affected due to heavy rains in this monsoon, farmers in rural areas had to face a lot of difficulties due to excessive rainfall. The state government has left no stone unturned in providing assistance in this hour of crisis.
Thailand - Worst flood in years damage crops
Thailand is battling the worst flooding in years with a large swathe of its crop land inundated by seasonal storms and swollen rivers, threatening to fuel food prices and hinder a nascent tourism recovery.
USA - Citrus crop losses from Ian expected to top 80 percent in some areas
Ray Royce, executive director of the Highlands Citrus Growers Association, has heard from more than a dozen citrus growers across the citrus growing region who are reporting between 15% to 80% of their fruit has falling. In some pockets, those losses could be even higher as flood waters are stubborn to return to lakes and streams and threaten to kill trees.
India - Extreme rainfall damages nearly 4 million hectares of crops in Marathwada
Farmers in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region suffered yet another severe blow due to incessant rains during August and September. This comes after the farmers had incurred severe losses worth crores of rupees during July, 2022.