The natural disaster in the territory of the western Ukraine damaged a significant part of potato and vegetable harvest in the local farms, according to Agrooglyad.
According to "Fruit-Inform" data, the most disaster-hit are Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsy, Lviv, Zakarpattya and Volyn oblasts. Farmers inform that areas under vegetables are totally flooded in some regions. According to the producers, when the water goes down, it will be impossible to save potato and root crops. Besides, palatability of agricultural production will worsen due to surplus moisture content. Potato will be unsuitable even for short-term storage.
According to the estimations of the producers, vegetable harvest loss will total about 20%-50%. Moreover, the bad weather has negatively influenced fruit trade. Supply of apricots, peaches as well as early apples and pears significantly decreased on wholesale markets as harvesting stopped in many farms because of flood.