Farmers in Europe worry – level 3

29-04-2024 07:00

Europe’s fruit farmers are concerned about their harvests due to unexpected frosts during spring.

The cold weather has led to worries about the food supply in Europe. Balkan countries have experienced a sudden drop in temperatures, causing snow and ice. Fruit farmers in Croatia and Poland have suffered losses due to the frost, with temperatures reaching as low as -8 degrees Celsius in some areas. However, Dutch farmers have found a solution by spraying water on their fruit trees, which creates a protective layer of ice that helps keep the buds warm. Despite these efforts, heavy snowfalls in higher altitudes have caused challenges for drivers.

Forecasters expect these extreme conditions to continue all week.

Difficult words: bud (a small part of a plant that develops into a flower or leaf), altitude (the height above sea level).

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