Southern California, including the Oxnard growing region, received record amounts of rainfall over the past 36 hours due to the latest atmospheric river event. Rainfall totals of 3”-3.5” are being reported.
Strawberries are the most heavily impacted produce item by far, with growers reporting significant amounts of rain-damaged fruit that will need to be culled in the coming days. Additional mitigation steps will also need to be taken to reduce the potential for pin-rot/decay issues to develop in the saturated conditions.
Markon inspectors are monitoring the situation and will update further as needed.
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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