في حين المزارعين قد تكون بمعزل عن التعامل مع الكثير من الناس أثناء اندلاع Covid-19, الزراعة هي بالتأكيد لا تزال تتأثر كثيرا جدا. مارس من هذا العام 17, 2020 CropLife article and slideshow by David Frabotta, explains how.
لحسن الحظ, much of agriculture operates on long lead times, and as a result, most operations in the Northern Hemisphere are in good shape for planting season. There are plenty of seeds, اسمدة, and plant protection products in the value chain to meet grower demand in Q2 as planting begins, possibly early if saturated fields can dry out in the coming weeks.
But looking into Q3 and Q4, there are questions about howCOVID-19 will affect labor availability, consumer demand for produce, trade deals, and supply chains for crop inputs, potentially affecting late-season applications of non-commodity pesticides. Specialty fungicides specifically could see some price inflation.
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