According to Taiwan media reports, Taiwan's "Agricultural Committee" said on the 3st that affected by the drought from February to March, and the data compiled by Taiwan's "Agricultural Committee Agriculture and Food Administration" showed that as of the evening of 22 March, the cumulative loss of agricultural products was 21.2 million yuan (New Taiwan dollars, the same below), and the loss of damaged crops was 3.21 million yuan in tea.
The tea garden in Zhanghu Village of Yunlin Ancient Keng was seriously dry, and the dead tea leaves were broken when touched. Photo source: Taiwan's "Lianhe Pao" Photo by Chen Weiwei
Taiwan's "Agricultural Committee" counted the damage in various counties and cities, with Yunlin County losing 2457.30 million yuan, accounting for the most 2333%. followed by Chiayi County lost 29.1804 million yuan, accounting for 22%. In addition, Nantou County lost 1568.19 million yuan, accounting for 12%. Kaohsiung City lost <>.<> million yuan, accounting for <>%. Hsinchu County's loss of <>,<> yuan is also more serious.
In recent months, there has been zero rainfall in the Gukeng Mountain Area of Yunlin, and nearly 340 hectares of tea trees in the township are facing water shortages, with an initial estimate of about 168 hectares affected. Photo source: Taiwan's "Lianhe Pao" Photo by Chen Weiwei
According to reports, in recent months, there has been zero rainfall in the Gukeng Mountain Area of Yunlin County, and nearly 340 hectares of tea trees in the township are facing water shortages, and it is estimated that about 168 hectares have been affected. Liao Yongshu, the head of Zhanghu Village, said that mid-February is the budding period of tea plants, but there is not enough water to water, let alone spit out new shoots, and now it has entered the harvest period, the best park can harvest up to 2%, the worst situation is that the whole tea plant dies, and the harvest is still "upside down", which is the worst loss in the past ten years.
Tea farmers in Zhanghu Village, Gukeng, Yunlin, carried pesticide spraying equipment back and forth to the mountain several times, carrying water to water the water-scarce tea plantation. Photo source: Taiwan's "Lianhe Pao" Photo by Chen Weiwei
The tea farmer surnamed Huang in Zhanghu Village drove a truck to carry pesticide spraying equipment back and forth to the mountain and down the mountain several times, and his tea garden has a water tower to pump stream water to the park for spraying, but now the bottom of the stream is dry, there is no water to irrigate, so he can only personally carry water for emergency to protect the life of tea plants first.
"I've never been in such a serious situation!" Liao Yongshu has been growing tea for 40 years, lamenting, "Irrigated parks cannot harvest, but unirrigated parks can only watch tea trees wither and die"; Using his own oolong tea plantation, he estimated that he would invest at least 10,<> yuan per hectare in the planting cost of organic fertilizer, chemical fertilizer and pesticides.
In terms of agricultural product losses, the "Committee of Agriculture" estimated that the cumulative loss was 8173.1347 million yuan, the area of crop damage was 28,384 hectares, the damage degree was 774%, converted into 28 hectares of unharvested area, the damaged crops were mainly tea, the damaged area was 214 hectares, the damage degree was 6188%, converted into 2 hectares of unharvested area, the loss amount was <>.<> million yuan.
This was followed by plums with a loss of 962.3 million yuan, bamboo shoots with 541.153 million yuan, peaches with 3.92 million yuan and plums with a loss of 4,<> yuan.