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Pakistan farmers pin poor mango crop on climate change – Times of India

TANDO ALLAHYAR: Pakistan's mangoes are normally a source of national pride and much-needed income, but farmers are blaming climate change for the parasites and extreme weather ruining much of this season's crop.A white and orange scarf wrapped around his head in the scorching heat, farmer Muhammad Yusuf lamented the erratic weather.An abnormally long winter was followed by the wettest April in decades, while the country is now experiencing a heatwave with temperatures hitting up tp 52 degrees Celsius (126 degrees Fahrenheit)."Buds didn't flower on time, many buds just died. Those that started growing were infected with (parasite) black hopper," said Yusuf, who has worked half his life growing mangoes.Now over 60 years old, Yusuf said "climate change has wreaked havoc" in his village of ...