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Fruit Trees Behind Normal Bud Development
4/23/2019 By Cris Hales
As the winter snowpack melts over the spring and summer, it is a significant source of irrigation water for Washington State farms. The snowpack in Washington tends to peak in April. This year statewide snowpack measured 80% of normal according to the Department of Ecology...READ MORE
Strawberry Cold Storage Inventory April 23, 2019
4/23/2019 By Dan Winiecke
Freezer inventory of strawberry reported by USDA is still at low volumes versus the five year average. Little change to these numbers will happen in April. It could be the middle of May before the season gets going with larger volumes.
California Strawberry April 23, 2019
4/23/2019 By Dan Winiecke
California strawberry production is steady, but not excessive right now. The fresh market is much lower presently, and growers will need to decide in the next week about staying in the fresh market or switching to processing.
U.S. Apple Crop Update - April
4/11/2019 By Cris Hales
The U.S. Apple Association announced Fresh and Processing holdings as of April 1, 2019. U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 51.2 million bushels on April 1, 2019, are 12 percent less than the April 1, 2018 holdings of 58.0 million bushels, and 4 percent less ... READ MORE
California Pear Bloom
4/3/2019 By Dan Winiecke
The California pear crop in Sacramento should be in full bloom by this weekend. The crop is running late, but could set well based on current conditions.
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