Desperate fruit growers using candles to warm their trees.
Surprising return of winter
22 Apr 2017 – Snow and night frost are killing the young plants that have already flowered, especially the fruit trees.
Large parts of the harvest are at stake along with the very existence of many farmers in the fruit and juice sector, especially in Upper Austria.
Farmers fight against frost damage
The peasants are trying to defend themselves against the surprising return of winter with the most creative means.
In the grapevines in Upper Austria, farmers are trying desperately to warm the apricot trees with candles or by burning woodchips.
In other regions they work with heat blowers, wile winemakers in wine regions are igniting straw bales in their gardens.
Red functionary finds it amusing
Meanwhile, SPÖ politician Klaus H. finds finds this all very amusing. On Facebook the Voest works council: “Juhu !!! In Austria there is snow in April! Now our peasants can moan and moan again. Did the prayer on Sunday have brought something? ”
Last year’s late spring cost farmers 200 million euros.
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link
“SPÖ is the Social Democratic Party of Austria,” says Argiris. “The Dutch MSM does not bring this news about spring snowfall and cold in Europe, but whenever there is a wildfire in Australia, they make it headline news.”
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