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Where's the sunblock? Heat wave continues

From Santa Maria, CA, to the San Joaquin Valley to the desert there is no end in sight for the current heat wave; production volumes should continue on the high side. With California, Arizona and northern Mexico seeing above-seasonal temperatures are the grape crops getting enough chill hours?


Blueberry production in Chile looks strong with a cooling drizzle for the Michoacán production areas.

Florida as well as central and southern Mexico strawberries are experiencing light rains and slight cooling in Michoacán and Jalisco but will end mid-week.

For more info stay tuned and check out the Weathermelon app, which pulls data from USDA, as well as industry and weather experts and influencers.

The Weathermelon app offers consolidated lists of global growing regions for each commodity; a 10-day detail forecast for each region; current radar maps (U.S. only); estimated harvest start/end dates for each commodity; monthly average high/low temps for each region; and custom daily alerts for temperature, precipitation and severe weather based on 10-day forecasts.