Weather Havoc for Irish Fruit
Posted on: 02/07/2012
According to the Irish Independent:-
THE wildly unpredictable weather patterns have wreaked havoc on this year's crop of summer fruits, with growers reporting the worst season in 20 years.
The country's fruit farms are facing major financial losses because the volume of fruit being produced has plummeted by up to a third.
"I've never witnessed a year like this and I'm at it more than 30 years," Jimmy Kearns, chair of the Irish Soft Fruit Growers' Association, said.
"In the southeast where I am now, I think we've experienced more bad weather than anywhere else. It has rained almost every day -- heavy downpours."