Heatwave killing orchard yields, say farmers


Fruit yields are dwindling from the heatwave's effect on orchards in Jitra, Kedah. – AFP pic, March 7, 2019.

OWNERS of fruit orchards in Jitra, Kedah are beginning to feel the heat as the current hot weather has left most of their crops dry and withered, if not dead.

Bai Haki Saad, 48, the owner of an orchard in Kampung Padang Panjang, said he had spent almost RM5,000 to buy a water pump to irrigate all the trees during the hot weather.


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  • This is nature taking its revenge on thise who ignore its laws. Replant canopy trees to provide shade and draw up groundwater. Preserve water on your land. If your trees are dying you are not doing the job of caring for them properly. Learn new methods and apply

    Posted 3 years ago by Malaysia New hope

  • This is nature taking its revenge on thise who ignore its laws. Replant canopy trees to provide shade and draw up groundwater. Preserve water on your land. If your trees are dying you are not doing the job of caring for them properly. Learn new methods and apply

    Posted 3 years ago by Malaysia New hope

  • This is nature taking its revenge on thise who ignore its laws. Replant canopy trees to provide shade and draw up groundwater. Preserve water on your land. If your trees are dying you are not doing the job of caring for them properly. Learn new methods and apply

    Posted 3 years ago by Malaysia New hope