Summer heat in October will affect radish, Chinese cabbage, garlic and other winter vegetables in South Korea

Published Oct 12, 2021

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(Muan = Yonhap News) Reporter Jeong Hoe-seong = There is concern that the sudden summer heat in October will adversely affect the winter vegetable farming, such as radish, cabbage, and garlic. According to the Gwangju Regional Meteorological Administration on the 11th, the heat, with the daytime temperature rising to around 30 degrees, is rampant in the southern region every day this month. The late heat, which corresponds to the end of August (26-31 degrees Celsius) on a normal year basis, continued for about ten days, setting a new record for the highest temperature in October since the meteorological observations across Jeollanam-do. Yeonggwang 31 degrees, Gangjin 30.4 degrees, Gwangyang 30.3 degrees, Haenam 29.7 degrees, Boseong 29.6 degrees, Suncheon 29.4 degrees, Jindo 28.8 degrees, Heuksan 28 degrees, etc. continued The daytime high temperature the previous day was 31.8 degrees in Gwangju Gwangsan, 31.4 degrees in Gokseong Ogwa, 31.3 degrees in Naju Tea Island, 31.2 degrees in Damyang, 30.8 degrees in Haenam Hyeonsan, and 30.4 degrees in Gwangyang-eup, Haenam Sani, Yeonggwang, Sinan, and Gurye.

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The Korea Meteorological Administration analyzed that the late heat of the season came as the sun warmed the air on mostly sunny days with warm winds from the edge of the high pressure. The high temperature in autumn has a beneficial effect on the later growth of crops that are in harvest season, such as rice and perilla. However, for farmers who have started sowing winter vegetables such as radishes for kimchi, cabbage, and garlic, or have entered cultivation, it is not a sweet late heat. This is because overgrowth or increased production is likely to lower the value of crops and lead to a fall in harvest price. Temperatures above the appropriate level will spread bacteria and increase the incidence of diseases such as rot. An official from the Jeollanam-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services said, "It is time for the temperature to drop, but the warm weather continues beyond the warm, ...
Source: Yna
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