Selenella increased its sales volumes by approximately 15% (data still being defined) - an impulse choice to maintain the area destined to potato cultivation unaltered. But there is some worry concerning the lack of rain. "Transplants will be over in ten days' time and we have more or less confirmed the areas planned.
Unseasonal rain lashed parts of Nashik district on Saturday evening, for the second time in a month, damaging crops and orchards across 225 hectare of land. These crops include onions, wheat and grapes. The crops and orchards in four talukas Malegaon, Baglan, Dindori and Niphad - of Nashik district have been damaged.
The first advance forecasts for the 2020-21 horticulture crop production show that the federal government’s emphasis on increasing the production of the staple TOP crops (tomato, onion, potato) has had mixed results. Tomato production dropped this year, despite an increased crop area. Onion production increased marginally, while potato harvests were more substantive.
Nendran bananas, marketed mainly in Kerala, have been grown on some 3,000 hectares in the district in the current season (2020-21), up by 500 hectares over the previous season. Availability of sufficient water sources had motivated the farmers to bring more area under nendran cultivation during the current season.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a Secretarial disaster designation for counties in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey due to widespread crop losses caused by excessive rainfall that occurred from Aug. 1-Sept. 1, 2020. Maryland farmers in Caroline, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties are eligible to be considered for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.
The unseasonal rain that swept over large parts of Maharashtra on Thursday evening has affected a large number of growers. They claim this rain will affect the vegetables and fruit supply and the quality of those goods. It will also cause price fluctuations. Sopan Kanchan, president of the Grape Grover’s Association, said: “The unseasonal rain will first affect the planting.
Eleven days after the heavy and unexpected rains hit Chile, and the situation is still evolving without clear answers regarding the full extent of the damage. “We are still seeing how everything is developing, but usually any news we receive unfortunately isn’t good news. We are seeing more damage than we had initially hoped for and the losses are going to be higher than we had originally anticipated as an industry,” says Nicolas Damm of Rio Blanco.
The Agriculture Department has identified around 4,039.83 hectares of irrigated and rain-fed crops that were damaged due to unseasonal and heavy rains in the district during December and January. The officials have submitted the details to the State government seeking financial assistance worth ₹802.41 lakh under the State Disaster Response Fund.
The intense rains registered in the central and southern areas of the country, which in some cases included hail, have had serious consequences on seasonal fruit crops, such as blueberries, table grapes, and stone fruit trees. "There was some loss of stone fruit, especially of peaches and plums, either due to partition or possible rot," the President of ASOEX said.
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