Posts Tagged ‘harvests’

Rice pests multiply post-floods threaten Thailand crops

Heavy flooding across parts of Thailand in 2011 has fuelled outbreaks of a rice pest that can decimate harvests, experts say. The pest, known as brown planthopper (BPH), transmits two viruses that hit yields as well as eating away at rice plants. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Fears of looming food shortage in Burundi

There are fears of a looming food shortage in Burundi after heavy rains damaged two successive harvests, say officials. The affected crop accounts for the country’s June to December harvest that represents 15 percent of the annual production. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories