AGRICULTURE: AFTER DROUGHT, FARMERS ARE WORRYINGABOUT EXCESS RAIN DURING SUMMER.

AGRICULTURE: AFTER DROUGHT, FARMERS ARE WORRYING ABOUT EXCESS RAIN DURING SUMMER.

Drought has affected agricultural productivity since September and a reduction in yield has been observed. The people in this domain are concerned for the upcoming months. Covid-19 caused importation of products to cost more.

Rain affected the production of agriculture as it is always low during this time, affects growth of plants and affects production. Covid-19 made this year a more difficult situation. There is less growth in the field and planters left their fields. The harvest is  lower per acre, but the quality is also affected and plants are dying. 

A lot of fields are affected. For instance, it claims that, with the exception of watermelons, which are less susceptible, carrots will not have fully developed within a month.

According to Kreepalloo Sunghoon, secretary of the Small Planters Association, productivity is not greater for goods from artificially watered fields or those that are in slightly humid areas (SPA).

It is challenging to control some diseases during these dry spells, especially those that are spread by insects like fruit flies, aphids, thrips, spider mites,  fruit flies and other insect pests. During this drought, plants are more at risk to harm. Krit Beeharry says that “the products to manage these insects are not effective and we cannot use many of them.”

“Stringing plants need to be picked every week, including margoze, pipengaille, calabash, and snake gourd. They have a quick yield and require a lot of water.  Salad ingredients including watercress, lettuce, and cucumber are also impacted. However, this year there is a shocking amount. According to the SPA secretary, the sickness has an impact on the lalos’ fields.

Drought has caused no harvest for plant crops  in November this time. Some prefer neglect their fields. Statistics show that more than 50% of vegetable growers are awaiting rain in order to continue their crop.

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