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orchards disfigured by the cold




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orchards disfigured by the cold

French crops have been put to the test by the frost which has returned in recent days. Relentlessly, farmers try to save their future crops.

Fires at the foot of the trees, to try to warm them. Last night, farmers tried everything to try to save their production. This arborist lost 90% of his plum harvest. Only its apple trees seem to have resisted, thanks to these jets of water which locked the flowers in the ice. “As we always bring water to the heart of the ice, we are at zero, we are not freezing, so we are sure to protect all the elements“, explains Éric Gargouil, arborist.

In many farms, however, it is too early to draw up a balance sheet. Especially since the wave of polar air from Scandinavia has not finished causing night frosts. In these vineyards of Bordeaux, anxiety is present. “The bud is completely toasted, baked by the frost“, deplores winegrower Stéphane Gabard. And the night to come also promises to be full of uncertainties. To help farmers affected by the frost, the Prime Minister has announced a major plan.

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