Hail damages Jeju tangerines and field crops in South Korea
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Nov 22, 2023
Crop damage caused by hail in the Jeju area has led to the need for crop-specific management to minimize further damage. Hail with a diameter of approximately 10 mm fell for about 10 minutes in some areas except eastern Jeju on the afternoon of the 17th. The damage includes citrus peels, cabbage, broccoli, and broken chive leaves, which may affect the marketability and growth of crops.
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According to the Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Agricultural Research and Extension Services, hail with a diameter of approximately 10 mm fell for about 10 minutes in some areas except eastern Jeju on the afternoon of the 17th. Due to the hail that fell that day, damage to citrus peels occurred in unharvested open tangerine orchards, damage to cabbage and broccoli, and damage to broken chive leaves were confirmed. Seonhee Moon, head of the Technical Support Coordination Department, said, “There are concerns that hail damage will reduce the marketability and growth of crops,” and added, “It is ...