Compared to last year, the mango crop may have seen a nearly 80% drop in production this season. Principal scientist at the ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, AR Desai said that change in weather patterns, the extended rain last year and the lack of availability of good quality grafts for the propagation of the crop has led to poor production of the king of fruits.
Heavy rains hit all parts of Anantapur and caused massive damage to crops and disrupted life all over. The south-west monsoon entry brought along whirlwinds and heavy rains in the state. Heavy rains were recorded in most parts of Anantapur district. More than 12 cm rainfall was recorded in BK Samudram mandal and 10 cm rainfall in NP Kunta and Puttaparthi and Anantapur for the past couple of days.
Wayanad is an Indian district in the north-east of Kerala state. Widespread damage to crops has been reported due to heavy summer rains and wind that have lashed the district for the past several days. The crop loss has been estimated at ₹510 mln (€5.6 mln), according to preliminary reports of the Agriculture Department.
The excess humidity caused by 9 days of consecutive rains is putting Valencia's summer fruit campaign on the ropes. The weather has led to curdling problems in apricots and donut peaches. In addition, the fruits have fattened rapidly due to the excess of water leading to the appearance of cracking in nectarines.
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