Due to the recent downpour, cotton and other crops spread over 10,000 acres in Abohar, Khuyiansarwer and Fazilka development blocks have been damaged. As per a preliminary survey conducted by teams of the Agriculture Department, the loss to crops, mainly cotton and maize, ranges from 15 to 17 per cent in about 10,000 acres across 60 villages.
Heavy rains have damaged cotton crop in several villages in Narwana and Uchana areas of Jind district. According to the data, 64mm rainfall was reported on July 20, 20mm on July 21 and 34mm on July 22. Several residents of Gasho Kalan village said rainwater had accumulated in the area due to continuous rainfall and around 200 acres had been affected and crops in nearly 50 acres had been almost inundated.
Continuous rain over the last three days has started damaging the cotton crop in many areas of Punjab's Malwa region. Damage has been reported to paddy and basmati as well, especially where the crop was recently transplanted. However, it is much less as compared to cotton, which can't sustain in stagnating rainwater.
In the north-west of Bangladesh, Thakurgaon mango growers are deeply worried despite what seemed to be a great yield. This is because several hundred hectares of mango orchards are inundated as a result of heavy rains for the last several days. Around 500 hectares of mango orchards in the low lying areas of the district went under rainwaters due to torrential rain, making it difficult for growers to harvest mangoes.
The cherry season is almost coming to a close in Spain, as most of the fruit has already been harvested, with the exception of that from plantations located at higher altitudes in mountainous areas. In general, it has been a year with low volumes due to the impact of climatic adversities, especially abundant rainfall.
As it stands, Chile has a rain surplus compared to the previous year, but there is still a rain deficit compared to normal years. This means it is essential to continue working to improve the efficiency of water use through innovation. and the technification of irrigation. "We needed to break these 10-15 years of drought.
The latest Saskatchewan agriculture crop report says farmers are busy spraying for weeds and insects. Most of the province received some rain this past week. Gouldtown in the southwest had the highest amount at 74 millimeters or almost 3 inches. The crop report says most farmers would welcome more rain, but some fields have been saturated.
There may have been rain over the past few days, but vegetable growers will be counting the cost of recent drought conditions for a long time to come. Over the past three months vegetable growers have been irrigating crops at every hour of the day. When the job of irrigating is being carried out crops still need to be harvested, and without any irrigation costs over the past number of years packing and labeling has also become a bigger task and access to labour is making things difficult.
The rains registered in Colima have caused a decrease in the production of pitahayas in municipalities such as Piscila, where the harvest was half as big as in the previous year, stated Enrique Garcia, a producer. "The plants started to flower in April. In other years, they already have pitahayas by April.
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