In recent months, extreme weather has affected the entire economy in Poland. Agriculture in this case has suffered the most. According to official sources, "In the sixth reporting period, from May 11 to July 10, 2019, the occurrence of agricultural drought in Poland is stated."

"IUNG-PIB, in accordance with the requirements of the Notice, developed the value of the climatic water balance for all communes in Poland (2477 communes) and, based on soil categories, defined the current threat of agricultural drought in these communes."


Agricultural drought occurs in the voivodships:
 
  • Lubuskiego,
  • Wielkopolskiego,
  • Łódzkiego,
  • Opolskiego,
  • Podlaskiego,
  • Mazowieckiego,
  • Zachodniopomorskiego,
  • Dolnośląskiego,
  • Lubelskiego,
  • Pomorskiego,
  • Kujawsko-pomorskiego,
  • Śląskiego,
  • Świętokrzyskiego,
  • Podkarpackie.
Drought is recorded in all monitored crops among:
  • Spring cereals,
  • Winter cereals,
  • Fruit shrubs,
  • strawberries,
  • Colza and colzaseed,
  • Legumes,
  • Maize for grain,
  • Corn for silage,
  • Fruit trees,
  • Ground vegetables,
  • tobacco,
  • Sugar beet,
  • potato,
  • Hops
Agricultural drought was recorded in the cultivation of ground vegetables. Performed in 426 communes in Poland (17.20% of the communes of the country). In relation to the previous reporting period, the number of communes with the occurrence of drought in these crops increased. It was recorded in 7 provinces.

Range of drought in the cultivation of ground vegetables.

Voivodeship Total number of communes
The number of communities threatened with drought
 
Share of comunnities threatened with drought [%] Areas threatened with drought [%]
dolnośląskie 169 73 43.20 19.52
kujawsko-pomorskie 144 67 46.53 18.84
lubelskie 213 156 73.24 24.83
lubuskie 82 82 100.00 83.08
łódzkie 177 175 98.87 70.49
małopolskie 182 0 0.00 0.00
mazowieckie 314 255 81.21 34.76
opolskie 71 66 92.96 28.55
podkarpackie 160 0 0.00 0.00
podlaskie 118 44 37.29 10.50
pomorskie 123 1 0.81 0.05
śląskie 167 40 23.95 7.92
świętokrzyskie 102 7 6.86 0.45
warmińsko-mazurskie 116 0 0.00 0.00
wielkopolskie 226 226 100.00 87.76
zachodniopomorskie 113 61 53.98 13.45
Poland 2477 1253 50.59 28.67

We checked how the onion crops look like know - it's not good.


Source: http://www.susza.iung.pulawy.pl/ oraz http://e-warzywnictwo.pl/index.php/susza-rolnicza-wystepuje-we-wszystkich-monitorowanych-uprawach_18311.html

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