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UPDATE: Spring 2018 Harvesting Transition

February 13, 2018

The spring harvesting transition from the Arizona/California desert growing region to Huron, California (the San Joaquin Valley region) followed by the Salinas Valley will begin in a limited way the week of March 19.

  • The Yuma growing season will end in approximately eight weeks
    • Growers are assessing plantings and estimate seven weeks of supplies remain
    • Harvesting schedules will be adjusted to keep production in the desert for as long as possible as well as to transition to Salinas earlier to minimize any shortages
  • The Salinas Valley has received zero inches of rain this month (February); historically, the region receives approximately three inches at this time of year
  • Without the rain, the Salinas Valley spring start date is expected to be approximately two weeks earlier than normal
  • How Mother Nature treats the Salinas Valley over the next few weeks will remain critical to when the first harvest begins

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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