Tulare County Crop Report

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Tulare County Crop Report
For week ending Nov. 24, 2012
Small grains and other field crops:
Alfalfa is still growing although the weather has slowed harvesting. Winter grains and winter
forage crops continue to be planted. Cotton harvest is nearly complete with harvested fields being shredded and plowed for pink bollworm control.
Deciduous tree fruits, nuts, and grapes:
Stone fruit harvest is completed and trees are being pruned. Pomegranates, Quince, Kiwifruit, and Persimmons are being shipped domestically, Mexico and Central America. Almonds and
Pistachios are being exported to the European Union, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. The
grape harvest is nearly finished. Grapes are being exported to Canada, Central America, and
South Pacific countries.
Citrus, avocados, and olives:
The navel orange and Mandarin harvest is increasing. The cooler weather has improved external
color. Maturity tests have shown high soluble solids to acid ratios are prevalent in the varieties
being picked. Exports are going to South Pacific countries. Hybrid Grapefruit is being exported
to Mexico, Korea and Japan.
Vegetables, melons, and berries:
Cabbage, Cauliflower and Broccoli continue to be planted while earlier plantings continue to
grow. Blueberries are also being planted.
Livestock and poultry:
Recent rains will improve the condition of rangeland. The Fed Cattle market was $1.00 lower than last week at $125.00
Additional comments:
Berry plants are being shipped domestically.
Prepared by
Marilyn Kinoshita
Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer