European vegetable crops affected by dry weather conditionsStaff Writer | June 14, 2017
European processors of canned, frozen and dehydrated vegetables in major producing countries are very concerned about the impact of warm and dry weather conditions over this year’s spring and summer crops.
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The lack of rain combined with high temperatures during winter and spring were detrimental for crops in many parts of Europe, affecting important production areas for vegetables in Belgium and in Italy, as well as in some French regions.
The exceptional drought has already triggered some national authorities to implement measures to limit the supply of water.
Although it is too premature to assess and predict further the overall losses of summer vegetable crops, the European processors are greatly concerned by the current meteorological conditions and the weather forecast for the coming period, as the impact could be profound. ■