Huelva, Oct 24 (EFE).- The association of strawberry and red fruit producers and exporters of Huelva (Freshuelva) has estimated the number of hectares of raspberries affected by the passage of storm Bernard at around 2,000. through the province of Huelva.
A condition, as indicated by the unit’s president, Francisco Gómez, when journalists asked them, both in production itself and in terms of infrastructure.
Regarding the strawberry, he explained that the relevant assessments are being made, although “plastic has been lifted and at other points the wind has torn the spine off the plant, so the damage is significant.”
Gómez specified that Bernard “has done a lot of damage” to the plantations and that “will impose quite high repair costs on the farmers.”
He has also indicated that the technicians are currently carrying out the relevant assessments.
The general secretary of UPA Huelva, Manuel Piedra, for his part has pointed out that this Tuesday the insurance experts have begun the first assessments on the farms, something that is necessary to be able to resume activity as soon as possible.
“As long as they don’t go, nothing can be touched and continue normally,” he said. EFE