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Tropical Storm Norma could affect West Mexico vegetables

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Markon Cooperative BB #:123315 released this market update 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 inches of heavy rain to Culiacan, 12-18 inches to La Cruz, and 11-13 inches 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.