South Korea: Gyeongbuk hail damage increased to 1,712 hectares

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Published Jun 14, 2023

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Crop damage due to recent hail continues to increase in Gyeongbuk. According to North Gyeongsang Province on the 13th, from the 8th to the 12th, hailstones with a diameter of 2 to 15 mm were poured along with localized showers accompanied by thunder and lightning in 13 cities and counties. It was tentatively calculated that 1,712.4 hectares of crop damage occurred in 2,840 farmhouses due to hail.

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(Andong = Yonhap News) Reporter Lee Seung-hyung = Fruit trees such as apples, grapes, peaches, and plums suffered damage that reduced their marketability, such as fruit falling off and scars on the surface of the fruit. There are concerns about reduced yields of open-field crops such as peppers, cabbages, perilla seeds, and tobacco due to broken shoots and tearing of leaves. In response to the spread of hail damage, the Gyeongbuk Provincial Agricultural Research and Extension Services dispatched research and guidance experts to provide on-site technical support. A field technical support group is formed with research and guidance experts to help farmers jointly with experts from the city and county agricultural technology centers. First of all, emergency pest control and follow-up management tips for crops are instructed, and field guidance is continued for damage recovery. In severely damaged areas, it will be instructed to sow other crops, such ...
Source: Yna
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