USA - Wet March weather creates challenges for Delaware farmers22.03.2018 197 views
Canada - Crop insurance covers quality loss
The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) provides coverage against crop damage caused by varying growing and weather conditions. Under the Crop Insurance Multi-Peril Insurance Program, customers are covered against both yield and quality loss.
India - No funds for rodenticides, Bathinda farmers stare at crop loss
The Agriculture Department has not provided rodenticides to the farmers in the past two years. As a result, the paddy planted through the DSR method, wheat and sugarcane crop has suffered substantial damage to due to the rodents (rats).
Greece - ‘Perfect’ grape season foiled by tropical weather near the end
While cultivating this season’s grapes in Greece, everything was set out to be the most perfect season. However, things took a turn later in the season, George Saliaris-Fasseas, founder of Greek Grape Company, explains: “Greek Grape Company cultivates mainly IFG varieties.
India - Farmers fear crop loss due to waterlogging in Haryana mandis
Waterlogging in grain markets of Haryana due to incessant rains has added to the worries of farmers as they fear loss of their agricultural produce lying in the mandis.
New banana fungus is rapidly spreading across the globe
A new banana fungus is rapidly spreading across the world. The fungus hit Africa ten years ago, but it is now spreading, according to a genetic study conducted by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Utrecht University. According to Plant Pathology Professor Gert Kema and his colleagues, the disease poses a threat to Africa’s food security.
Spain - Valencia's kaki harvest is expected to fall by more than 55%, generating more than €50 million in losses
"The forecasts for the kaki campaign indicate that the harvest could decrease by 55%. This means producers could stop earning more than 50 million euro in relation to the last year, which wasn't a particularly good year. In June, producers expected a 35% decrease in production.
Summer heat lowers European tomato production by 14%
It has been a sunny but scorching summer in Europe. That affected the tomato market. High temperatures led to a 14% drop in production. That is according to a September report by the Flemish expert working group and fruit and vegetable management committee.
India - Relief based on extent of crop loss
Referring to the incessant rain that the state endured recently, causing time serious damage to the agriculture sector, former chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday said the government will suitably compensate for the crop loss.