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31.01.2023

India - Climate change endangers crops in the Himalayas

In three of the past four years, growers in the Kashmir Valley — which produces 75% of India’s apples — have witnessed major early snowfalls. In the late autumns of 2018, 2019 and 2021, early snows destroyed orchards across the valley.

31.01.2023

USA - Long-term impact of California rains on strawberries unknown

The excessive rainfall and atmospheric rivers seem to have stopped in California, at least for the moment. They started in early December 2022 and continued until January 27, 2023.

31.01.2023

India - Cotton farmers face huge losses

The cotton farmers across Palamuru region are in a lurch as they are not able to get the minimum support price for their produce as the market prices are dwindling downwards leading to heavy losses to the farmers as they are not able to get back their investment on the crop.

31.01.2023

Warm spell leaves European winter crops exposed

Unseasonl warm weather across large swathes of Europe in late December and through most of January has reduced snow cover and roused European grain crops from their winter dormancy, leaving them highly susceptible to any sudden and extreme drop in temperatures.

31.01.2023

India - Compensation, insurance benefits sought for withered crops

Carrying withered crop in their hands, a group of farmers from Perilovanpatti submitted petition during the weekly grievances redressal meet held at the Collectorate on Monday.

31.01.2023

India - Raj assures farmers compensation for crop damage

In the wake of the inclement weather affecting Rabi crop in the state, the Rajasthan government on Monday assured the Legislative Assembly a special ‘Girdawari’ (crop assessment) to assess the damage caused due to hailstorm, frost and cold wave.

31.01.2023

Gallagher Re report unveils $100 billion nat cat loss price tag

2022 marks the fifth year since 2017 that the insurance industry had to disburse over $100 billion to cover the costs of annual natural catastrophe losses, new data reveals - highlighting the worldwide need to speed up and scale climate resilience efforts.

31.01.2023

USA - Pathogen threats to global wheat crop increasing and more R&D needed

The threat posed by pathogens to global wheat crops is increasing as a result of the effects of climate change, researchers at the GEMS Informatics Centre (GEMS) of the University of Minnesota and non-profit organisation 2Blades Foundation (2Blades) have jointly warned in a new study (published in “Frontiers in Plant Sciences”).

30.01.2023

Malaysia - Desaru Fruit Farm loses RM600,000 due to flood

The well-known Desaru Fruit Farm in Malaysia has suffered losses of about RM600,000 (€132,000) after 90 per cent of its orchard was flooded. Desaru Fruit Farm director Alice Tong Ah Chin said water guava, banana, bidara (jujube) and pomelo were among the fruits that were badly damaged when the orchard was flooded on Tuesday.

30.01.2023

Spain - Frosts affect more than 40% of the extra-early fruit in the Murcia region

The Secretary of Agriculture of the Union of Small Farmers (UPA), Antonio Moreno, estimated that the repeated frosts of the last days in large cultivation areas of the Region of Murcia, where the thermometers have fallen to negative values, had affected more than 40% of the flowering of the extra-early fruit in this region.

30.01.2023

USA - Citrus grower fights to keep crop healthy as Phoenix area is faced with cold spell

Arizona citrus growers are working hard this week to keep their plants thriving during this cold snap as overnight temps are hovering around the freezing mark. Fortunately, the plants at Agritopia in Gilbert are doing well because the farmers plan in advance, and know how to handle the temps.

30.01.2023

Morocco - Rising temperature complicates the flowering of peppers

Several factors are putting Moroccan producers in difficulty, suggesting a likely decline in export volumes of some products, according to Mr. Yassine Tlati of the Moroccan exporter Aitr Zohour.

30.01.2023

South Africa - El Niño still a persistent threat for the 2023/24 season

As if the agri sector in South Africa isn’t faced with enough problems at the moment, in a few months there will probably be a change in weather conditions from favorable rains to drier and hot conditions. This would be a switch from a prolonged period of La Niña to El Niño.

30.01.2023

Lebanon - Weather conditions raise concerns over the apple season

After a good season for Lebanese apples last year, the current season is getting off to worrisome weather, anticipating concerns from Lebanese apple producers. Mr. Rudolph Elias, CEO of the exporter Agreen Organics, speaks on the challenges of the apple season in Lebanon.

30.01.2023

Spain - Sub-zero frosts harm Murcia crops

This week, farmers in the Murcia region are waking up in different scenes of devastation: lettuce, artichokes, and even citrus fruits are frozen solid in their fields as a result of sub-zero temperatures.

30.01.2023

India - Rain, frost damage acres of mustard crop sown this Rabi season

The last two days of rain and hailstorm as well as severe ground frost the previous week damaged mustard crops in several places in north India, especially Rajasthan and Punjab, locals reported.

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