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October 24, 2023

Tropical Storm Norma made landfall Monday morning near the city of Culiacan, located in the Western Mexican state of Sinaloa. The storm brought heavy rains, strong winds, and floodings to a primary winter growing region known for bell peppers, cucumbers, green beans, and tomatoes.

  • Tropical Storm Norma brought 16-20” of heavy rain to Culiacan, 12” to 18” to La Cruz, and 11-13” to Guasave
    • Crews are diligently working to drain fields and help salvage plants
    • Strong winds damaged some shade cloth which will require repairs
  • Replanting will occur in some areas which will cause delays for winter crops
  • Some earlier planted green bean crops, intended for Thanksgiving demand, may be lost
  • Other crops such as bell peppers and cucumbers may require topical applications to prevent viruses
  • Markon will continue to monitor and update as more information becomes available

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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