Potato farmers are having to keep an eye on their crops and the temperatures round the clock.

18-02-2013M. NADAL

The looming cold snap, the first of the winter, is causing a great deal of concern for Majorca’s potato farmers.
From Wednesday, over night temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing and in  sa Pobla, the heart of Majorca’s potato country, farmers are worried that the sudden drop in temperatures could seriously damage the export market.
Over the years, the United Kingdom has become Majorca’s largest export markets because of the early harvests, but, there are concerns that this week’s cold snap could seriously damage the crop and reduce export quantities.
Already, farmers are watering their crops during the night for over five hours to protect the plants from the cold.

Comments

The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of mallorcadailybulletin.com.

Comments contrary to laws, which are libellous, illegal or harmful to others are not permitted');

mallorcadailybulletin.com - reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments.

Warning

Please remember that you are responsible for everything that you write and that data which are legally required can be made available to the relevant public authorities and courts; these data being name, email, IP of your computer as well as information accessible through the systems.

* Mandatory fields

Currently there are no comments.