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Frosts in Poland will affect the amount of fruit in the coming season

Published May 16, 2024

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In Poland, unexpected April frosts caused significant damage to fruit plantations, with some crops being completely destroyed. The hardest hit were blueberry, strawberry, mini kiwi, and cherry plantations in Greater Poland, and various fruit trees and shrubs in the Lublin region. The unexpected warming of the climate led to the plantations being in the vulnerable flowering phase during the frosts. In response, the Polish Minister of Agriculture has announced a package of support for farmers, including hectare subsidies, tax restrictions, and cheap loans, and is planning to appeal to the European Commission.
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In Western Poland, blueberry, strawberry, mini kiwi and cherry plantations suffered the most. Frosts destroyed from 20 to even 100 percent of their crops in Greater Poland. In the Lublin region (Eastern Poland), fruit growers found that April frosts reaching -11 degrees Celsius damaged buds, flowers and fruit buds of most fruit trees and shrubs. Cherries endured the worst, although there will be very few currants and gooseberries. Additionally, the weather also means that the plantations are not in good condition. Even though there are few fruits, they require additional protection as disease pressure is very high. Polish farmers also receive information from colleagues from other parts of the country. They say that they won't use combine harvesters on most of their plantations because they simply don't have any fruit there. Due to the unexpected warming of the climate in early April, during the frosts most fruit plantations were in the flowering phase and the initial ...
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