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Italy: Cultivations under attack of insects; vegetables burned by the sun

COLTIVAZIONI SOTTO ATTACCO DEGLI INSETTI, ORTOFRUTTA BRUCIATA DAL SOLE. IL DRAMMA DELLA SICCITÀ
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Vegetables
Fruits
Italy
Regulation / Agreement
Environmental Issue
Jun 23, 2022
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Crops under attack by insects, sunburned fruit and vegetables. The devastating effects of drought on Venetian agriculture continue - says Coldiretti - with the high summer temperatures reaching over 40 degrees, there is a boom in aphids, bedbugs and moths that lay larvae on the leaves of vegetables and sugar beets, damaging the plants
. Privileged targets: cucumbers, tomatoes, apples and pears especially in the Venetian area, while in the region there are the first cases of burns on melons, watermelons, courgettes and aubergines burned by the sun's rays that portend - according to Coldiretti Veneto - a drop in production 20% already in June. A situation that reflects the national situation where swarms of grasshoppers, Japanese beetles, spiders, and lumps begin to spread everywhere precisely at a time when Italy needs to exploit all its food production potential to cope with the effects on prices and on war markets in Ukraine. The belt of the Alps, between Veneto, Trentino and Friuli Venezia Giulia is also struggling - notes Coldiretti - with the rapid advance of the wood killer parasite, the Ips typographus, the Bostrico Tipografico that infects fir trees weakened by the effects of climate changes. It is - explains Coldiretti - a real pandemic of plants that gains strength as temperatures rise with the ...
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