100 percent fruit losses in many parts of central Europe and the Balkans

One of the coldest April mornings in decades.

2 Apr 2020 – With temperatures dropping below -5 °C (even to -8 °C in some valleys) during the time of blossoming trees, the damage is almost complete– 100% in many vineyards and fruit plantations.

There are numerous reports of destructive frost to the fruit trees (cherry, peach and almond orchard) and some other crops across Slovenia, northeast Italy, Croatia, Serbia and Hungary.

The mercury plunged to -5.9C (21.4F) in Buzet and Pazin, Croatia; while Slovenia reported decade-lows of -9.4C (15F) and 8.6C (16.5F) in Iskrba and Logatec, respectively.

Other nations reported even chillier lows.

In Italy, up to 50 percent of Gala and Golden apples were destroyed.

https://watchers.news/2020/04/04/destructive-frost-hits-se-europe-one-of-the-coldest-april-mornings-in-a-decade/

SE Europe Crop Loss: Coldest April Morning in a Decade arrives during Key Blossoming Stage

 

April 2nd – one of the coldest April mornings of last decades across northern Balkans; preliminary reports of destructive frost from NE Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary

Thanks to Stephen Bird for these links


11 thoughts on “100 percent fruit losses in many parts of central Europe and the Balkans”

  1. There are numerous reports of destructive frost to the fruit trees (cherry, peach and almond orchard) and some other crops across Slovenia, northeast Italy, Croatia, Serbia and Hungary… It’s a cycle, it’s a cycle, and it’s a terrible heartbreaker in many of the orchards and vineyards and ranches ww… and for a whole world under lockdown… with some knowingly watching it all unfold in real-time slow motion… and with most still oblivious…

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  2. I live in Albania and I can tell you, I HAVE NEVER witnessed such a cold april, its cold like in winter. We have to keep a fire all day long.

  3. Whilst this is terrible for all the farmers concerned, I think reality is that some kind of disaster wipes out some crops somewhere on earth most years.

    One hopes the farmers have decent insurance policies to tide them over and that their losses will be countered by some excellent fruit crops in more fortunate growing regions of the world.

  4. Rhys Jaggar,
    dream on.
    Have you not been reading this site for long ?
    There are losses all over the globe and more coming soon.
    Next year will likely be worse than this year and many farmers can no longer buy agricultural insurance.

  5. Cold happens. Maybe they can’t grow fruit there till the solar flares return.
    While the world’s on lockdown, China locks a deal for Iraq’s oil:
    https://nationandstate.com/2020/04/06/china-prepares-to-close-oil-deal-of-a-lifetime-in-iraq/

    They just signed similar deal in Iran for their super field and guess who’s been buying all that on sale Saudi oil ? Yup, China, to fill their new strategic reserves for building the BRI project. The largest construction project ever.
    The pandemic hasn’t stopped the project, it’s blazing a trail for it. GSM will be the biggest challenge, not good construction weather,

  6. Yep, thelate frost was really bad for the central Europe and the Balkans. I’m not there, but my parents reported 100% loss from all fruit trees that they have in the garden. Even those fruit trees (apples, pears, peaches…) that haven’t flowered yet were frozen, the buds didn’t stand a chance. Temperatures of almost -10 Celsius killed everything unfortunately. Most people in Europe will relly on imports this year.

  7. Wait for it…the warmists will now claim a connection between worldwide decline in economies, vehicle use, etc. causing a drastic decrease in CO2 output AND temperatures being lower than their (incorrect) models! Finally they have a plausible explanation for the “pause”. Fallacious as that claim is, I predict this will be the new message.

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