The drought began to affect crops in southwestern Europe

Foreign media news on February 22: the February report released by Mars, the European crop monitoring organization, shows that winter crops and grasslands in most parts of Europe are in good condition. A large area of central and Western Europe has experienced a significant lack of rainfall, but so far, the negative impact of insufficient rainfall on winter crops and grasslands is limited.

However, in the southern and southwestern parts of the euro Mediterranean region, continuous lack of rain has led to drought. According to the current weather forecast, the rainfall in these areas may continue to be lower than normal in the coming months, which may have a negative impact on production. Among them, southern Portugal, southern Spain, southeast France and northwest Italy were most seriously affected by drought. The soil moisture in these areas is lower than the seasonal average, and the water storage of the reservoir is far lower than the storage capacity. Higher than average rainfall is needed in the coming weeks and months to avoid aggravating the negative impact.

In northern Germany, western Poland, Denmark and the UK, winter temperatures are above average, which may be conducive to the survival of pests and increase crop growth pressure later. So far, no serious frost damage has occurred in the region, but the frost resistance of crops in most parts of Western and central Europe is still very weak. The report said that the frost resistance of crops in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic was significantly lower than the average, but the weather forecast showed that there would be no extremely low temperatures in the region. Excessive rainfall in central Turkey and western Russia has put pressure on crops.

Source: beer industry information network

Post time: Feb-28-2022