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FROM THE FIELDS: Rain in Arizona and California Regions

March 16, 2020
Arizona/California Desert Growing Regions
  • Up to 2” of rain fell last week causing harvesting delays and cancellations
  • Another .75” of rain is expected March 18-19 
  • Rain-related defects are limiting yields and lowering weights due to quality issues
  • The season is winding down and may end prematurely due to quality concerns
Huron, California
  • Up to .75” of rain fell last night into today
  • Another .10” of rain is expected next Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24 
  • Temperatures in the low to mid 60s are forecast 
  • Initial harvesting was supposed to start today, but will be pushed back due to muddy conditions
  • This short season will have limited production this week with more companies starting to transition over the next 10 days
Salinas, California
  • Over 1.5” of rain fell yesterday with scattered showers expected today
  • Another 1” of rain is forecast for March 22-March 29
  • Fields are still young and no major harvesting issues are predicted
  • Markon inspectors will continue to report on quality issues that may develop
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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