Farmers in Queensland's Mary Valley are reporting total crop losses after the region was battered by a series of violent storms since Wednesday that brought hail stones the size of tennis balls. Imbil passionfruit and avocado growers Rob and Cecily Price said they had lost $500,000 in fruit after being hit by three hail storms in three days.
20th May 2016 will be remembered for the huge hailstorm that hit Apulia, as if growers didn't have to deal with climate change already. The hailstorm hit the northern Bari area, while in Turi, well-known for the Ferrovia variety, there were heavy rains mixed with hail stones. The rest of the region (south of Bari, Taranto and Foggia) was hit by heavy rain. The first Facebook comments right after the event read "A disaster for cherries!", "We are worried for all crops", "May shouldn't be like this, what happened to the seasons?".
Exceptional bad weather hit Apulia in the past 48 hours with terrible effects on early cherries. Unfortunately, we must report that delicate early cherries such as the Bigarreay and Giorgia varieties, which had already produced only limited volumes, did not survive two and a half days of rain. In these cases, in fact, humidity leads to cracking. In addition, 7°C temperature drops meant trees experienced a thermal shock that burned many flowers and led to shorter stalks.
There are more than 300 growers in South Australia were severely hit by bushfires in November 2015. About $40 million of crops are thought to have been lost in the blaze which today continues to inflict catastrophic damages to country`s agriculture. As a result of the fire, over 120,000 tonnes of crop were lost and total 87,500 ha of agricultural land were burned down, as of December 1, 2015.
Mother nature seemed to have conspired against Surry County tobacco farmers this year, with freezing temperatures Saturday and Sunday landing the final blow. A fifth generation farmer who with his son, farms about 50 acres of tobacco in Elkin and Dobson, said the trouble leading up to an $80,000 loss started months ago. The whole story of this crop is extreme drought in May, June and July put the crop behind.
Frost made an appearance in the Polish apple orchards south of Warsaw last night. Gradsystem, a company selling hailnets to the Polish growers, posted the following photos on social media. Growers don't expect that last night's frost will have caused much damage to the fruit, and tonight lower temperatures are expected. Growers in Poland said that the frost was very regional and in general, the weather is as it should be for the time of year. The most dangerous time for frost is towards the end of October.
11 июля в Днепропетровской области в результате пожара были уничтожены 30 га посевов озимой пшеницы. Причиной возгорания, по заключению пожарной службы, стал очаг открытого огня. В процессе проведения процедуры фиксации и урегулирования рискового события экспертами был установлен характер повреждения растений.
Loss adjustment procedures have been conducted by experts for the Ukrainian Agricultural Insurance Pool member company. Crop observed - winter wheat, location – southern part of Zaporizhzhya region, Ukraine. During the pre-insurance inspection, on March 18, 2014, the crops on those particular fields have been considered in `good` and `fair` conditions.
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