USA - Panhandle suffers massive crop damage18.10.2018 397 views
South Africa - Next week's table grape crop estimate to shed light on Cape's flood impact
After last weekend's prodigious rainfall across the Western Cape, the South African Table Grape Industry expects some flood damage to vineyards - some of the earliest varieties are already budding - and its first table grape crop estimate for the 2023/2024 season will reflect the new reality.
Peru - Extent of reduced blueberry harvest only now becoming truly clear
Contrary to the trend in recent years, Peruvian blueberry volumes are currently quite disappointing. "Due to El Niño, Peru has significantly lower production, something that's only now becoming truly clear.
USA - Oriental Fruit Fly quarantines expanded in California
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has updated quarantine boundaries for the Oriental Fruit Fly in California to now include, Sacramento County (Rancho Cordova Area), Contra Costa County (Brentwood Area), and Santa Clara County (Santa Clara Area).
Greece - Due to violent weather changes, growers lost about 60% of their apple harvest
The apple cultivation in Greece is expected to be lower than usual, in the area that grows quite a chunk of the Greek national production, Matoula Katsika, export and sales manager for Greek fruit exporter A.C. Kissavos, says: “The apple production in our region, and in general for the producing countries of the EU, appear to be reduced for the new season.
Ukraine - Perspectives for using drones in agriculture
At the international online seminar EastFruit, under the auspices of FAO/EBRD and organized by Drone.ua and Sapienza.media, the prospects of using agricultural drones for the cultivation of vegetables and fruits were discussed. Gleb Lesoviy, a GIS specialist from DroneUA, shared crucial insights into this technology.
India - Farmers’ protest for crop loss compensation continues in Barwani
Members of National Farmer Labour Federation on Thursday burnt effigy of state agriculture minister Kamal Patel to vent their ire over government’s indifference to the plight of farmers.
Italy - About 20 hectares of tomatoes damaged by hail, 75 more to harvest
Last Saturday (September 23), some areas of Puglia were hit by violent and unforeseen extreme weather conditions, which mainly affected vegetable crops, vineyards and olive groves.
Peru - Serious problems affecting both volumes and quality of table grapes
As the hotter than average weather in Peru is slowing the growth and exports of blueberries, the opposite is happening with the table grape harvest, which has now speeded up the harvest to nearly a month earlier.