Tomato exports are down in Ukraine due to cold weather slowing down the ripening process in greenhouses. Production is down so much that there are reports that there is also not enough supply to meet domestic demand. From January 1 to May 1, 2017, Ukraine significantly reduced not only imports, but the reduction also concerned the export of tomatoes.
Some corn and soy farmers in our area are facing a thirty percent hit in their pocketbook this harvest. The drought has affected the size of the crop. But for vegetable farmers, a bumper crop of tomatoes that are soaking up the sun. The threat of rain is in the air, but it's too little, too late for many of the cobs of corn in fields. Black grows field corn and soy on his farm in southwest Ottawa.
A state of emergency was requested for the territories hit by the exceptional bad weather in Puglia and especially in the Foggia area. All tomato crops have been compromised and the damage is great also for table grapes - respectively 60 and 30% of the produce has been lost - explains President of Alleanza delle Cooperative agroalimentari.
Summer was interrupted by bad weather in central-southern Italy. Last weekend, temperatures have been exceptionally low, 10°C below the period average. With the drop in temperatures, a Flash Storm brought the snow back on the Abruzzo mountains (Gran Sasson and even Altopiano delle Rocche). Strong rain hit the Bari area, especially along the coast and in the Bisceglie, Giovinazzo, Molfetta, Ruvo di Puglia and Terlizzi area. Between 50 and 60 mm of rain fell in just a few hours, causing many problems.
As the outcry against the ravaging Tuta absoluta disease of tomato continues to resonate in West Africa (Nigeria), farmers locally need to take precaution to avoid losses due to this menace. Tuta absoluta which is also known as Tomato Ebola, is a devastating pest of tomato. This pest is crossing borders and devastating tomato production in both protected and open fields.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai on Monday said 80 per cent of the tomato produced in the state had been ravaged by pests and diseases. Specifically, the governor declared a state of emergency in tomato production in the state, saying all hands must be on deck to combat various pests and diseases ravaging tomato. A species of moth attacks the leaves of tomato to cause a disease condition called ‘Tuta Absoluta’.
The cling peach crop in Sacramento Valley has been hit by hailstorms, less than two weeks after rain, wind and hail damaged prunes there, leaving some growers without a crop. Cherry and tomato farmers in the San Joaquin Valley also reported concerns, as farmers continue to gauge the effects of the storms. “We’re still doing an assessment of the cling peach crop, but our estimation right now is that about 2,000 acres had some impact from the hailstorms that moved through the area last (week),” said Rich Hudgins, California Canning Peach Association president and chief executive officer.
Whilst most people in Turkey were celebrating the beginning of the new year, farmers in Fethiye, southern Turkey were keeping vigil in their greenhouses against the frost. Fethiye is home to important greenhouse tomato growing areas; as the temperatures fell below zero on New Year’s Eve, many farmers had to cancel their celebrations and instead stay in their greenhouse to protect their crops.
Late blight, a plant disease that can devastate tomato and potato crops, will end up costing Kellner’s BackAcre Garden $20,000, one of the owners of the Denmark commercial growing operation said. The disease made an appearance this week in two places on opposite ends of Brown County, causing UW-Extension horticulturist to sound the alarm.
Even as the tomato farmers are reeling under huge loss due to the steep fall in prices, the cultivators are worried about the prospects of damage to their crop due to pinworm attack. Experts from a number of agricultural and horticultural farming agencies have found that pinworm, a fruit borer, is attacking the tomato crop in Kolar and Chickballapur districts where it is cultivated on a large scale.
According to Celestino Rivera, a tomato producer in the province of Los Santos, if the high temperatures in the province continue, the production of industrial tomatoes for the period 2015-2016 will be jeopardized. Rivera states that there are two factors affecting tomato: the lack of water and the temperatures above 34 degrees Celsius, which leads to an increase in pests at the nurseries.
Publication provides short information on major diseases on tomatoes. Text is supported by images picturing cases of diseases. Early blight, caused by the fungus Alternaria solani, usually begins on older leaves as dark, irregularly shaped spots. Spots enlarge up to 1/2 inch in diameter and are characterized by a black, targetlike, concentric ring pattern (Figure […]
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