Polish farmers suffered serious losses from late frosts. Vadim Dudka, a scientist, agronomist, creator and general director of the network of consulting companies “AgroAnaliz”: “On May 6, the temperature on the berry plantations dropped to -6oC (in some places to -8oC). And those who did not take measures to protect against frost lost at least the harvest of the current year.”
“Strawberries were hardest hit (spring frosts are always the hardest on the ground). These are not the first frosts in Poland this season. In April, 8oC frosts severely damaged blueberry plantations,” the expert stated.
The frosts observed at night in early May, could damage the apricots and cherries in Ukraine, which is why we can expect a smaller harvest this year. This opinion was expressed recently by the head of the department of agrometeorology of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center Tatyana Adamenko.
“There were frosts throughout the country. In the air, frosts were observed at our coldest station Belovodsk in the Luhansk region. The rest of the territory was mostly frozen on the ground at a height of 2 cm,” says Adamenko.
“As for fruits, there are no reports of frost damage to trees, but in terms of frost intensity and plant hardiness, we can say that there are local damages to the flower ovary. This applies to apricots, which bloomed early, and cherries,” Tatiana Adamenko added.