California Crop Weather (WEEK ENDING: April 14, 2019)

USDA Crop/Weather Report

WEATHER

Temperatures for the week were above average for the most part across California. The Sierras experienced scattered showers and maintained above-average snow depth, while temperatures reached as high as 100 in the desert.Temperature lows ranged from the upper 20s to mid 40s in the Sierras, 30s to high 60s in the desert, high 30s to low 60s along the coast, and low 40s to low 50s in the valley.

Temperature highs ranged from mid 40s to low 70s in the Sierras, mid 50s to high 80s in along the coast, mid 60s to mid 80s in the valley, and low 60s to low 100s in the desert.

FIELD CROPS

In Tulare County, wheat and alfalfa continued to mature. Silage crops were being cut. Spring silage continued to be planted.

FRUIT CROPS

Stone fruit orchard bloom was ongoing. Cherry and early plum fruit were sizing well. Pomegranates were leafing. Late navel orange harvest and packing continued. Somecitrus groves were being topped and skirted. Lemon harvest continued. Seedless tangerines were being tented to prevent cross pollination. Olives were blooming in Tulare County.

NUT CROPS

Almonds were sizing well. Walnuts were blooming. Pistachio planting continued.

VEGETABLE CROPS

In Imperial, romaine lettuce and spinach harvest continued. Winter vegetables continue tobe grown and harvested in Tulare. In the Sacramento Valley, asparagus harvest resumed.Processing tomato continued to be planted.

LIVESTOCK

Warmer temperatures promoted range development. Rangeland and non-irrigated pasturewere in good condition. Drier weather promoted milk production. Some bee hives were being moved from stone fruit orchards to the foothills.

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