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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