April freeze following an unseasonably warm March killed the blossoms.
“Most of the peach crop too.” “This is the worst natural disaster to strike Michigan’s agricultural industry in more than 50 years,”
100,000 acres potentially affected.
Experts blame a sustained freeze throughout spring. Also, their food sources are still covered in thick snow
By Dag from Ringerike
Other types of tree fruit crops, including cherries, peaches, pears and plums similarly impacted.
“All fruit growing areas in basically the Great Lakes area, in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York State, Ontario, are all basically wiped out,”
Up to a third of some Champagne vineyards affected by heavy frosts earlier this month.
‘Global cooling may well jeopardize grain production and threaten potential famines,’
Frost has severely affected banana cultivation in the regions Gharb and Doukkala