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August 11, 2022

The green onion market is escalating. Persistently elevated temperatures are leading to low yields in the primary growing region of Mexicali, Mexico.

  • Ready-Set-Serve Green Onions are available
  • Elevated daytime temperatures experienced over the past month, combined with higher-than-average nighttime temperatures, have lowered yields and accelerated growth
  • Hot weather without nighttime cooling relief has led to warmer-than-normal ground temperatures, increasing thrip/pest pressure
  • Labor has been difficult to source, with harvesting made more complicated by the recent heat and reduced trucking capacity
    • Logistically, there are delays in border crossing times due to increased inspections at the Southern U.S. border, further hampering inbound supplies
    • Limited harvestable onions are the result of rapid growth combined with lower yields
    • September temperatures are forecast to be closer to seasonal averages
  • Expect elevated markets for the next four weeks at minimum

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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