Actualidad nacional e internacionalJul. 6, 2017
Alemania: Cosechas de frutas y hortalizas perderán 60 millones de euros (texto en inglés)
According to Vereinigte Hagel, the overall damage amounts to around 60 Million Euro: That’s the interim result shortly before the start of this year’s harvest and before the beginning of the month of July, with the most damage.
All kinds of cultivation were affected: classic agriculture with grains, canola, corn, potatoes, pulses, but also fruits, vegetables and wine. The losses were caused by hail, storms, strong rainfalls and frost (esp. for wine and fruits).
The days with the biggest losses so far:
- 30 Mln. EUR – June 22nd, 2017 (cyclone Paul)
- 10 Mln. EUR – May 30th 2017
- 10 Mln. EUR – May 19th 2017
All other days which caused damages amount to overall 10 million Euro. Around five million Euro was spent on damage control for strawberries and viticulture. These damages illustrate once again, how important it is to prepare for weather-related perils.
Source: www.freshplaza.com/ www.vereinigte-hagel.net