Heat wave damaged fruit and vegetable crops in J&K

The abnormal increase in maximum and minimum temperatures in the previous two months has viciously impacted fruit and vegetable crops in J&K. The relevant figures were published in ICAR’s report titled Heat Wave 2022: Causes, Impacts, and Way Forward for Indian Agriculture, stating that high temperatures caused significant damage to vegetables especially in tomato, Kale crops and cucurbits.

Extreme temperatures and heatwaves in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir resulted in poor vegetative growth, reduction of plant canopy, severe flower and fruit drop in several vegetable crops, early drying of cucumber, bitter gourd, cracking and scalding in tomato, caused reduction of fruit size and weight loss by 40 to 50%.

Source: kashmirobserver.net

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