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March 25, 2022

Mild, dry weather has allowed growers to get the 2022 California strawberry season off to an early start.

  • High temperatures and dry conditions have pushed all California growing areas ahead of schedule, including, Oxnard/Ventura County, Santa Maria, and Salinas/Watsonville
  • Growers predict production will peak two to four weeks early, compared to past years (between late April and early May)
  • The long-range Central Coast weather forecast indicates a dry, warmer-than-normal spring and summer
    • Abundant supplies are expected
    • A six percent increase in was acreage planted compared to 2021
    • Labor and transportation may cause challenges

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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