The state-run Coffee Board has pegged the crop loss at 82,000 tonnes for the crop year 2018-19 starting October on account of the incessant South-West monsoon rains that has lashed the key growing regions in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu in recent months. This would mean that India's 2018-19 crop is likely to be lower by at least 26 per cent over the current year's crop size of 3.16 lakh tonnes.
Farmers in Nuapada village under this block in Ganjam district are a worried lot as paddy crop on thousands of acre is facing threat from pest attack. After incessant rainfall submerged farmlands and brought huge loss, pest attack on standing crop has come up as a fresh challenge for farmers now. While farmers are apprehensive about crop damage, the agriculture department sat pretty doing nothing to tackle the menace.
While some areas of Minnesota and Iowa are expecting record yields for corn and soybeans this fall, that is not the case for large parts of Redwood, Renville and Brown counties. Hit with too much rain early in the growing season, fields were barely planted when the skies began to open up and and dump water. Redwood, Renville and Brown counties are usually in the state’s top 10 percent for corn and soybean production.
The monsoon fury which impacted 48,000 hectares of plantations in the state is likely to have a prolonged effect on the commodities market, especially of spices, in the country. Numerous landslips, strong winds and inundation caused by heavy rains have adversely affected plantation crops such as ginger, black pepper, cardamom coffee, nutmeg, rubber and tea. Though an official estimate is yet to emerge, the quantum of immediate loss incurred by the state’s plantation sector is expected to touch Rs 800 crore.
With a demand to pay compensation of Rs 25,000 per acre of crop damaged due to heavy rains and flood, the farmers staged a dharna in front of office of the joint director of the agriculture department here on Tuesday. The farmers under the joint aegis of AP Kowlu Rythula Sangham and the AP Rytu Sangham also demanded that the government register names of tenant farmers while preparing crop loss list.
The season is almost coming to an end for the Greek peaches, which had a very long season to start with. Normally the season starts in June, but this year it started 15 days earlier. This season wasn’t without problems though. The rest of Europe was suffering from drought, but the Greek peach produce was affected by some rainy weather. Although half of the peaches will be sold locally, the other half will make its way into Europe.
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.
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