Possibly due to colder winter and spring weather conditions as well as mitigation strategies taken by farmers, pest and disease pressure associated with the Thrips-Vectored Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV) have lessened in leafy greens fields as compared to 2022.
Spring marks the return of fruit and vegetable harvest in the Salinas Valley region. With heavy rains, cold winter weather and our area recovering from flooding, that harvest has been delayed but consumers can be assured that they will enjoy leafy greens, vegetables and strawberries with the harvest continuing into November.
Our region has experienced repeated storm systems that have flooded homes, roads and businesses and impacted farms. While we continue to dig out and assess the damage to our communities, the resiliency of the people on the Central Coast and their ability to work together against diverse conditions comes into clear focus.
At its Fall Recognition Event held on Friday, October 7, the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California (GSA) posthumously awarded Dennis Caprara with the E.E. ‘Gene’ Harden Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Grower-Shipper Association of Central California recently appointed Victor Ramirez of NorCal Harvesting as its new Vice-Chair and Greg Beach of Steinbeck Country Produce as its Secretary.
The Grower Shipper Association of Central California commissioned a new analysis by economists to examine the cost impacts of the pandemic as well as other factors, such as supply chain issues, which are putting pressure on agriculture’s ability to sustain food production in the region.