4,500 hectares of broccoli and cauliflower were affected by the floods in Navarra

10,000 hectares of crops in Navarra were affected by the floods. The most affected crops were broccoli, with 3,400 hectares, and cauliflower, with 1,100 hectares, according to the first official assessment carried out by the Department of Rural Development and Environment of the Government of Navarra.

On Tuesday, counselor Itziar Gomez continued with the field visits to check the damage caused in the Tudela, Ribaforada, and Buñuel. She was accompanied by the mayor of Ribaforada, Tirso Calvo; the mayor of Buñuel, Mayte Espinosa; the engineer of the City Council of Tudela, Francisco Dominguez; the general director of Agriculture, Ignacio Gil, and the director of the Infrastructure Service, Juan Pablo Rebole.

The Department is already working in a coordinated way with the Ministries of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, and the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge to organize repair works once the municipalities send detailed reports of the conditions of each municipality. The technical teams of the department will inspect, evaluate the damage, and schedule emergency repairs, according to a statement from the Government of Navarra.

According to estimates, the floods also affected agricultural infrastructures in some 2,000 hectares.

The area affected by crops
9,900 hectares of the affected area correspond to farmland. 2,192 hectares of corn crops were affected, 63% of which were insured. The floods also affected 2,000 hectares of winter cereal, 90% of which were insured; 1,041 hectares of alfalfa, 4.91% of which were insured; 3,400 hectares of broccoli, 49% of which were insured; 1,100 hectares of cauliflower, 77% of which were insured; 86 hectares of artichoke, 4.89% of which were insured; 62 hectares of asparagus, 4.89% of which were insured; and 13 hectares of thistle, 4.89% of which were insured.

The floods also affected 1.73 hectares of greenhouses and 9.95 hectares of orchards.

153 hectares of permanent crops were affected, 91 hectares correspond to fruit trees, 55% of which were insured; 36 hectares of vineyards, 52% of which were insured; 16.55 hectares of olive groves, 20% of which were insured; and 9 hectares of nuts, 10% of which were insured.


Source: pamplonaactual.com

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