Danny Ray at Ray Farms in Glennville GA, reported that his area has been unusually warm over the last couple of weeks, recently experiencing record-breaking temps in the 80s. Rain is expected this weekend, and Danny said the forecast is for “quite a bit of water.” He said current weather conditions could put the crop ahead of schedule. “Some fields are looking great, and the stands in others aren’t faring as well,” he said. “We are hoping the weather stabilizes and everything evens out. Of course, with onions, you never know what you’re going to get until it’s over.”
Derek Ennis at L&M Cos. said the Brawley, CA, area crop is similar in size to previous years and the Imperial Valley has had great growing conditions this season. “The crop looks to be in excellent condition,” he said. Harvest should start April 22-24.