German agrarians loosing hopes for sugar beet high crop due to tropical heat
31.07.2018 22:09 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of now, German domestic sugar beet crop is under threat due to an abnormally hot summer, Ukrainian National Association of Sugar Producers says referring to the Germania.one report.
As to the report, presently Germany faces a tropical heat: thus, this night within Humburg, the air temperature has risen to + 23° C (Saarland - + 22° C, Berlin - + 20° C). In the afternoon, the Germany maximum air temperature has reached + 37° C.
Thus, many domestic farm economies have started experiencing serious problems; many farm economies say their further existence is under threat. In meanwhile, the German Farmers Accumulation experts say domestic agrarians can face US$ many milliards’ loss. The Accumulation experts affirm this year German domestic all agricultural crops’ yields will decline by about 20% (some agricultural crops - by 70%).
As to the report, many German agrarians have already lost hopes for their sugar beet harvesting - since their sugar beet has been dsroyed by the scorching weather literally within a few days. Grains, potatoes and vegetables’ sown areas have been also significantly damaged by heat. It is to be admitted, many agrarians use irrigation systems, but they help just partially.
So, the Association experts affirm the situation can be saved only by a torrential rain, with a desired water volume 4050 liters per square meter.