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Farmers warn of the “important scope” of frost in fruit crops in Lleida

The regions of Segrià, Pla d’Urgell and Noguera (Lleida) are especially affected

LLEIDA, 3 (EUROPE PRESS)

The president of the Agricultural Association of Young Farmers (Asaja), Pere Roqué, has warned of the “important scope” of the frosts from Saturday night to Sunday in fruit crops in Lleida.

In statements to Europa Press this Sunday, he has predicted that the level of damage will be “important” in the counties of Segrià, Pla d’Urgell and Noguera (Lleida).

He explained that the degree of damage depends on the type of fruit, and he highlighted the case of nectarine, peach and Paraguayan crops with regard to sweet fruit and apples and pears with respect to seed fruit.

The level of decrease in temperatures has stood out, which has been estimated between -2 degrees and -6 degrees, and the duration over time of the same.

He has assured that the farmers in the area had no forecast of a meteorological impact of these characteristics and that, given its affectation, they have activated water and fire covers during the night to minimize the impact of frost on crops.

PARTIES AND EXPERTS

He explained that the Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda of the Generalitat and the Government Sub-delegation in Lleida have contacted Asaja to “make themselves available”.

He has estimated that this Monday they will begin to prepare the parts for the insurers and that the expert reports will do so on Tuesday, and he has expressed “concern” about the possibility that the frosts and low temperatures could be repeated from Sunday night to Monday.