Bumper English crop means chips are down for our potato growers


POTATO growers in Pembrokeshire are facing up to their lowest returns for years after the fine spring meant a bumper early crop from eastern England hitting the marketplace just as the season peaks for Welsh farmers. One of the major buyers described the situation as “a low-price season” all round, with matters made worse by…

Arctic winter and hot spring brings out bumper blackberry crop a month early


BUMPER crops of blackberries are ripening in hedgerows and apples are already falling off trees almost a month earlier than normal, according to wildlife observers. Experts believe that growers are set to enjoy prolific and early autumn crops across the board this year as the result of a very warm dry spring, following the Arctic…

Bumper crop cheers litchi farmers


The Department of Industry and Trade in Bac Giang Province is forecasting a bumper litchi crop this year, estimating a harvest of 189,500 tons of litchis, an increase of 84 percent from last year. Sai Gon Giai Phong reporters saw many traders in Luc Ngan District of Bac Giang Province buying litchis for VND10, 000…

Page 2 of 212