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UPDATE: Rain in the Southeast

May 23, 2018

Scattered thunderstorms are expected across Florida and Georgia this week before more heavy tropical moisture pushes into the Southeast over Memorial Day weekend. Production across Florida and Georgia will be impacted.

  • Markon First Crop Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Squash, and Tomatoes will be limited; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Most crops will have fully transitioned north by this weekend
  • Lighter rainfall is expected in Georgia compared to Florida, but primary growing regions are still forecast to receive 0.25-0.50 inches of rain every day for the next ten days
  • Muddy and wet field conditions will delay the harvesting of bell peppers, cabbage, cucumbers, melons, squash, and tomatoes
  • Expect loading delays and quality issues such as bruising, decay, and wind damage over the next ten days
  • Bell pepper prices will remain elevated through next week; prices for other items are poised to rise

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Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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