Material damages to greenhouses

Spain:Heavy rains affect crops on Canary Islands

The heavy rains recorded last week Monday at the island of Tenerife have particularly affected farms in the valley of Guimar. According to a local rep, grower as Punta Gorda have lost more than 40 percent of their vegetable production. Punta Gorda's manager, Carlos Diaz explained that the economic damages came as a surprise because the rains are usually good for agriculture, but since they arrived so strongly, they swept away the growing lettuce.

"What worries us is that we had a plan and a commitment to our customers. We have agricultural insurance to cushion the blow, but there will be less product and its quality will be lower and it will be more expensive," he commented.

There have been some material damages to our greenhouses, but overall, the crops have been largely sheltered. In contrast, as it had no protection, the lettuce that was planted outdoors was very affected; some walls have even fallen.

"The slopes are too steep so the water picked up too much speed and wiped out the crops. We thought it was going to rain heavily in the area of Arona and Adeje, but it was this region that had it the worst," he said.


Source: Europa Press


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