Producing fruit and vegetables could become problematic in the Alsace region. Rain has been scarce in Alsace for the past few months, the first time in nearly 60 years. Forced to irrigate every day, producers fear that the weather will not improve.
This situation has an impact on the price of fruit and vegetables, already affected by the increase in the cost of fertilizers, because the watering pumps run on fuel, which has doubled in price.
Professionals are waiting impatiently for the rain. Otherwise, the Bas-Rhin department could implement water restrictions.