Indian mangoes dropping early after cyclone

After the recent cyclone ravaged many farms in Tamil Nadu, farmers are still suffering the after effects. Farmers in Muthalamada are reporting that their mangoes are falling much earlier than normal and are rushing to harvest the early bloomers. ‘‘Though there is no expert confirmation on the role of Vardah…

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Climate change causes mango crop losses

In Uttar Pradesh, northern India, unusually warm weather in December, related to El Nino, has caused mango trees to flower early. Now growers fear that the fall in temperatures witnessed lately will hit crops meant for the summer market, as flowering mango trees need consistently warm weather to fully ripen.…

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Bad weather, high prices for vegetables

Cold-wave and foggy conditions in North India have hit truck movement, affecting availability of some vegetables in cities like Delhi and driving up prices. The weather, along with light rains, has also hampered growth of winter vegetables that are in the fields. Cauliflower, capsicum, brinjal, okra and bitter gourd have…

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