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28.09.2022

Croatia - Mandarin harvest gets going, but yields are low

The Croatian mandarin harvest finally began this past week, but due to poor and unusually harsh conditions this year, the yield isn't as good as it has been in the past. Producers are primarily giving their fruit to purchasing centres, but many are also still selling them at traditional stands.

28.09.2022

USA - Texas pumpkin farms struggle with inflation and drought

As fertilizer, seed and labor prices have all gone up drastically this year, some Texas farmers are worried. Tim Gee, co-owner of Amarillo-based Gee Family Farms: “My fertilizer prices basically tripled from last year, electricity well natural gas has gone up, probably doubled most all the inputs at least doubled.”

28.09.2022

India - Farmers to be completely compensated for crop loss

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday sought to allay farmers' fears over losses to crops due to rains, saying saying he has already issued directions to the officials to carry out a special 'girdawari' (survey).

28.09.2022

China - Domestic apple volumes severely reduced

After the Mid-Autumn Festival this year, the price of early-ripening apples in the market has dropped significantly. The decline in high-quality fruit is about 2RMB/kg. The main reason for the price decline is the early Mid-Autumn Festival this year.

28.09.2022

India - White fly attack, untimely rains and drought

Sarvar Khan showed a group of tiny deadly white fly pests flying in his 3.2-hectare (ha) BT cotton field with a wry laugh.“In the last three years, my pesticide bill was almost zero and in this crop season I have sprayed pesticides about 12 times till now, but in vain. It is still everywhere,” he said.

28.09.2022

Pakistan - Floods raise fears of hunger after crops wrecked

Like every year, Arz Mohammed had planted his little patch of land in southern Pakistan with cotton. The crop would earn him enough so that, as he puts it, his family of five wouldn’t be reduced to begging. Then came the deluge.

28.09.2022

India - Rains wreak havoc for paddy, bajra and cotton crops in Haryana

Distressed farmers in Haryana have suffered a double blow due to heavy rains and waterlogging coupled with a week-long strike by the arhtiyas as the inclement weather not only flattened around 15 lakh acres of the standing paddy, bajra and cotton crops but also damaged the harvested produce lying unattended in the grain markets across the state.

26.09.2022

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).

26.09.2022

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.

26.09.2022

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.

26.09.2022

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.

26.09.2022

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.

26.09.2022

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.

26.09.2022

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.

26.09.2022

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.

23.09.2022

Australia - Troubling weather forecast could see fruit and veg prices surge again

Australians have recently seen the prices of many fruits and vegetables drop by up to 90 per cent, as the impacts of the floods are diminishing. However, with the threat of another La Nina looming, many fear prices will go up again soon.

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