NewsSpring frosts cause massive crop losses in Eastern Europe

Spring frosts cause massive crop losses in Eastern Europe

Apple harvests in Russia have been reduced by 50-70 percent.
Apple harvests in Russia have been reduced by 50-70 percent.
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6:37 PM EDT, May 31, 2024

Spring frosts affected Eastern Europe. The most significant losses were recorded in apple crops, and there will also be fewer berries and grains. Russian growers are calculating their losses, and this year's harvest will be significantly lower.

According to the portal sad24.pl, May frosts will reduce apple harvests in central Russia by 50-70 percent. Significant losses are also being noted in Ukraine.

The most considerable losses due to frosts were recorded in Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Lipetsk, and Tambov regions. In these areas, the temperature dropped below 21 degrees Fahrenheit for several nights in May. As a result, preliminary spring forecasts for grain harvests have been reduced by over 11 million tons.

Across the country, the number of berries will also decline. As a result, the portal reported that politicians are preparing citizens for higher prices.

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