The Union of Farmers of Castilla y León (UCCL) has warned of a new adverse weather episode, accompanied by temperatures that have reached minus 2 degrees Celsius, which would once again cause significant damage to agricultural crops in Castilla y León. Is.
The most significant damage has occurred in the vineyard, in the Ribera del Duero, in the provinces of Valladolid, Burgos and Segovia, which has greatly affected the vines, with which, after a few days waiting to make a more reliable assessment, UCCL advances They can account for between about 50% and 95% of crop losses.
Other crops that have also been damaged are potatoes that were just beginning to germinate and faced sub-zero temperatures that froze their first leaves. Thus, damage to potatoes has been found in the provinces of Valladolid, Segovia and Burgos, which will delay harvest and cause significant losses in the long run.
Dry cereals, which started picking too early due to lack of rain and were left with a very short stem, and rapeseed were damaged by frost in the provinces of Palencia, Segovia and Burgos.
The UCCL points out that significant drought is already unusual this year, causing crop losses in the south, while in the north they await long-awaited rains that have yet to come, now followed by episodes of late frost. They “disrupted” the crops that were permanent.
For this reason, the OPA predicts a “dismal” year for agriculture and livestock and calls on the regional administration to implement aid that allows the farmer to feed his cattle and allow the farmer to face the next campaign.