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PEI frost does damage to local strawberries

Arnie Nabuurs thinks the harm is only moderate. That’s his thinking after Sunday evening’s frost hit Prince Edward Island, affecting the island’s strawberry crop currently in bloom. “I do have some damage in my fields,” says Nabuurs of Nabuurs Gardens, which grows approximately seven acres of strawberries......

Turkey: Hailstorm damages grapevines in Manisa

The hailstorm which hit the towns of Sarigol and Alasehir, in Manisa caused significant damage in grapevines in the area. The growers started to work diligently to control the extent of the damage but first reports indicate that the damage is more extensive in Sarigol.Agricultural Department officials started.....

Average rainfall of 100mm for month of May across southwestern Cape

“It feels like a real Cape winter again”

Much of South Africa is wet and cold, with snow falling in Lesotho, counterseasonal rain over the central regions and in the Western Cape the mood is exuberant.Winter rainfall in the Cape has started in earnest with an average of 100mm for the month of May across the southwestern parts of the province. Late.....

Storm Alberto damages vegetable crops in Florida, Georgia

Tropical Storm Alberto, the first of the season, made landfall along the coast of the Florida panhandle Monday night, before moving into southern Alabama and affecting far southwest Georgia. The system brought significant rainfall and strong winds and resulted in some damaged vegetable crops in the far west of.....

Many production areas suffered

China: Unexpected hailstorm in Penglai Shandong

Many villages in Penglai suffered from unexpected hail at around 16:00 on May 28th, 2018. Workers were just packaging apples in paper bags when the storm hit. Hailstones the size of chicken eggs smashed the apples to pulp. Large cherries were still on the trees when this disaster arrived.Unexpected hailstorm.....

Freak hailstorm in Lowveld causes big damage

A highly unusual hailstorm hit the areas east of Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, on Sunday, devastating citrus, banana and vegetable crops.In some orchards around Karino there are reports of entire blocks of citrus that have been wiped out by the large hail stones. Fruit were smashed and blown off the trees.It.....