Hail storms threaten vineyard plantation

This is a Climate Justice Testimony from Laszlo from Hungary taken in October 2010. Learn more about how you can collect your own testimonies to spread the stories of climate justice.

HUNGARIAN transcription: Csúzli László vagyok, 60 éves, Magyarországon élek. Mióta emlékszem, mindig volt szõlõnk, mindig volt gyümolcsfánk, de ilyet amit ebben az évben tapasztaltunk, illetve már nem csak ebben az évben, hanem folyamatában,hogy a négy éves telepítésû szõlõnket kétszer elverte a jég, kétszer öntözni kellett a szõlõt, különben kipusztult volna,ilyet még nem tapasztaltunk, és nem csak mi, hanem még a nálam öregebbek sem. Ennek ellenére, illetve, emellett még 1000 db almafánk van, amelybõl ebben az évben semmit nem tudtunk leszedni, egyetlen épp alma nem sikeredett, ugyanis az egész termelési idõben az esõ állandóan meghatározó volt, a virágzástól kezdve a kötödésig, az éréstõl kezdve a szedésig, mindig, mindig az esõ határozta meg, azt hogy mi gyümölcsöt, vagy szõlõt tudtuk. A szõlõ szintén emiatt, a hihetetlen sok csapadék, az esõ miatt ment tönkre, hiába permeteztünk, hiába védekeztünk, nem sikerült.

ENGLISH translation: I am Laszlo Csuzli, 60 years old and I live in Hungary. My family have always had vineyard and fruit trees, ever since I can remember.
But what we have experienced this year, and appears to be an ongoing trend for quite some time now, is that the 4-year-old vineyard plantation was nearly destroyed by the hail storms last summer, but we also needed to water it twice otherwise it would have dried out. This has never happened before. I cannot remember anything like this nor can the older generation.
We also have 1000 apple trees. This year we could not harvest any apples at all. There was not a single fruit left to pick. During the growing season rain plays an important role – from blooming to collection. But, it was due to the heavy rain that we were unable to harvest apples this year.
Our vineyard was also almost completely destroyed by the tremendous amount of rain. The spraying and protection were all in vain.

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