Serbia - Heavy hail storms hit blueberry productions22.05.2020 101 views
Dry situation in much of Northern Europe leads to concerns about early potato crop
Overall, markets remain largely unchanged, with sales and consumption settling back to pre-Covid levels. Digging of early Home Guard and Premier varieties have commenced in the south east this week, with small quantities available in retailers.
Spain - The losses due to rains and cold in Valencian agriculture could amount to 150 million euro
After two and a half months of persistent rainfall, low temperatures, and lack of sunshine, the farmers of the Valencian Community are starting to see the real damage these weather events have had or will have on most of their crops.
China - Apple production is expected to drop by about 30% in 2022
On May 11, strong convective weather occurred in many apple-producing areas in Gansu, and some areas experienced heavy rainfall and hail. In addition, apple-producing areas in Shandong have experienced multiple rounds of frosty weather in the past few days.
Spain - We estimate that about 50,000 tons of fruit may have been lost on the island of La Palma
On December 13, 2021, the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma came to an end; undoubtedly long-awaited news that was widely celebrated, but an end that also meant the beginning of a challenging reconstruction process, necessary to recover from the damage caused by the 85 day long phenomenon.
Pakistan - Scant hope for relief as repeated heat waves scorch
In Pakistan’s north, rising levels of heat have accelerated glacial melting, triggering the collapse of a historic bridge in the Hunza Valley, bordering China. In the south, weakened flows to the Indus river have resulted in a nearly 38 percent water shortage in Punjab and Sindh – major crop-producing provinces.
USA - The disease killing millions of bats costs ag hundreds of millions of dollars a year
Bats play a big role in agriculture. They fertilize, pollinate and eat crop-loving insects. As the deadly white-nose syndrome kills millions of bats across the U.S., the loss is felt across the industry – and it comes with a price tag.
Mozambique - Over 244,000 hectares of crops damaged by heavy rains
Just over 244,000 hectares of various crops have been plagued by heavy rains, flooding, storms, and drought in the Mozambican 2021-2022 agricultural campaign.
Canada - Seeding in Saskatchewan still behind schedule due to spring rains
Rain continues to put a damper on seeding in Saskatchewan. According to the weekly crop report from the province’s Ministry of Agriculture, 33 per cent of the 2022 crop is in the ground, significantly behind the five-year average of 53 per cent for this time of year.