Unprecedented snowfall and hailstorms worry farmers

Extreme precipitation is ruining apple cultivation in Kashmir

This year, cold weather and extreme precipitation are persisting longer than usual, which is worrying farmers in the Kashmir region. During the months of April and May, cold weather coupled with rains, snow and hailstorms, have badly affected apple orchards in the Valley.

Apple growers say that like in the previous years, the temperature again increased in March this year, which led to the early sprouting of apples. But in April, the temperature dropped sharply due to incessant rains which affected the blossoming stage of apples and other crops.

Source: thequint.com

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