UPDATE: STRAWBERRIES – RAIN

March 29, 2022

Oxnard and Santa Maria, California received heavy rain yesterday. Harvesting is expected in both regions today with dramatically lower yields. Expect strong markets and tight supplies over the next 7-10 days.

Santa Maria

  • The region received 0.70” of rain over the past 24 hours
  • Harvesting is scheduled today but growers expect reduced yields
  • Plastic clamshells will to be substituted for the corrugated packs
  • The industry is in a demand-exceeds-supply situation
  • Quality is good, but light bruising is a problem due to heavy rainfall

Oxnard

  • The region received 1.00-1.50” of rain over the past 24 hours
  • Harvesting is scheduled today but growers expect reduced yields
  • Plastic clamshells will to be substituted for the corrugated packs
  • The industry is in a demand-exceeds-supply situation
  • Quality is good, but light bruising is a problem due to heavy rainfall

Salinas/Watsonville

  • The region received 0.05” of rain over the past 24 hours
  • Volume is low as the season is just starting to come into play
  • Supplies are expected to ramp up in late April, barring any unusual weather events

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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