Origine Cévennes is a group of producers specialised in the cultivation of sweet onions of the Cévennes. The producers are in the middle of the harvest. Carl Grandidier: "Despite the good quality of the onions, it will be a difficult season. Rain reduced production by 25% to 30%." The sweet onion of the Cévennes. Carl: "It's a sweet and juicy product that can be eaten raw as well as cooked". "In the month of May, farmers transplant the onions and sow the seeds.
Heavy rains that have been lashing Adilabad in Telangana for the past five days have damaged 1,25,000 acres of crops, according to preliminary reports. The government has constituted 101 teams of officers from the revenue and agricultural department to survey the losses. The flash floods have damaged roads, houses and crops. According to reports, two relief camps have been set up.
The estimated crop loss due to incessant rainfall in Kerala between August 8 and 15 is estimated to be around Rs 550 million, data given by the state's Disaster Management department suggests. According to the Disaster Management State Control Room, about 3393.3200 hectares have been impacted by the showers.
Drought Monitor released Aug. 16, in the High Plains above-normal rains from the upper-level low reached parts of Kansas by the data cutoff time, but the rest of the region was much drier than normal, with little rainfall reported. D0-D2 were contracted in central and southern Kansas, but the northeast part of the state was still drier than normal for the week. D2-D4 expanded in northeast Kansas, and D0-D1 were expanded in southeast Nebraska, to reflect dryness at the 3 to 9-month time scale.
Hailstorms and heavy rain caused significant damage in the fig gardens of Tire, Izmir, located on western coast of Turkey. The rain continued for 2 days and the growers are asking for government officials to lend a helping hand in recovering from their losses. Grower Tugay Sert: “The economic damage is extensive. Last year I received around 1 ton of products, this year I don’t think I will come close to that number at all.
Augusta County has seen more than 15 inches of rain this summer, and that rain has caused some issues for a Valley brewery. Stable Craft Brewery grows a lot of its own hops, which have been damaged by the extensive rain and storms. As of August 14, the area has surpassed 40 inches of rain for the year, putting 2018 in the top 30 wettest years on record for the Shenandoah Valley, even with four months to go.
The prolonged heat and dryness caused gardens, meadows and fields to wither this year. The German Weather Service reports an all-time high precipitation deficit in Germany. Meteorologists see the cause in a blocking, high-pressure area, which has created a stable weather situation with warm and dry air from the south east since April. Apart from this exceptional situation, severe risks for Ostland Dürrweitz AG are formed by thunderstorms and hail in particular.
It's a truism of Upper Midwest agriculture that nature can't provide August weather to please all farmers. Dry conditions benefit small-grain harvest but work against soybeans and other late-planted crops, while the rain showers that help still-developing crops complicate combining wheat and other small grains.
Area farmers are constantly keeping an eye on the weather. Too little rain means drought and plants that can’t grow. Too much rain can be a problem, too, and this season has seen Centre County waterlogged, with heavy rain causing flooding and overly wet conditions. It rained early and it rained often in July, and Adriana Murillo-Williams, who works with farmers through Penn State Extension, said that rain has affected area farmers such as Dorbolo in different ways.
The copious rainfall in the region during the monsoon may be a reason for most farmers to rejoice. But, tobacco farmers, who had received a very good price for their produce last year, are worried about the 10 to 20% of crop loss they have suffered on account of the rains this year. Attributing the decline in tobacco output to heavy rainfall and poor sunshine during the last couple of months, a board official said the crop has been particularly hit in Periyapatna and Ramanathapura.
When it comes to crop production, most long-term farmers will say “no two years are the same.” That statement is certainly true in many portions of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa as it relates to the 2018 growing season, in comparison to the previous year. The 2017 crop year featured almost ideal growing conditions across the region, which resulted in record corn and soybean yields in many locations.
Wheat harvest in the North Rift is projected to fall by 30 per cent thanks to the high cost of production, heavy rains and delays in payment for deliveries. Wheat in the North Rift is mainly grown in Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu and parts of Elgeyo-Marakwet counties. Kenya produces less than 500,000 tonnes of wheat against consumption of over one million tonnes, forcing the country to import to plug the deficit.
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