Farmers in Europe worry – level 2

29-04-2024 07:00

Fruit farmers in Europe worry about their harvests because of unexpected frost during spring.

The cold weather caused concerns if there would be enough food in Europe. In Balkan countries, a sudden drop in temperatures brought snow and ice. The frost damaged fruit trees in Croatia and Poland. Temperatures were as low as -8 degrees Celsius. Dutch farmers found a clever way of protecting their fruit trees. They sprayed them with water which froze, and the ice kept the buds warm. Experts say that these extreme conditions may continue all week.

Difficult words: harvest (what farmers grow in fields for food), unexpected (when you don’t think that something will happen), bud (a small part of a plant).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What are some innovative methods that European farmers are using to protect their fruit trees from frost damage during unexpected cold weather?


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