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UPDATE: Extreme Heat in California

June 20, 2017

Excessive heat is forecast in California’s San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys over the next ten days. Growing regions including Coachella, Bakersfield, Fresno, and Kingsburg will sustain triple digit temperatures through this week.

Although the commodities grown in these regions flourish in warm climates, extremely high temperatures can disrupt normal growth cycles and promote heat-related defects.

  • Limited harvesting hours (due to the extreme working conditions) will reduce yields
  • Heat-related quality issues such as sun scalding and shortened shelf-life are expected
  • Commodities affected will include bell peppers, melons, onions, oranges and squash
  • Expect reduced supplies and higher prices over the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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