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CALIFORNIA PROCESSING TOMATO REPORT

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2011 PROCESSING TOMATO PRODUCTION

Contracted production for California processing tomatoes is forecast at 12.2 million tons, averaging 47.47 tons per acre. The current forecast is down less than 1 percent from the 2010 crop. Similarly to last year, wet weather and cool temperatures were a factor this spring for processing tomato growers. The combination of disease and cool temperatures slowed plant growth.

As a result, harvest started about 10 to 14 days behind schedule in mid-July. Growers were applying fungicides to minimize bacterial speck damages. By August, harvest was well underway. The industry is paying close attention to the maturity of the crop. If too much is ready at the same time, it could cause delays at processing plants and gaps in production.

Click here to view the entire California Processing Tomato Report.

Article provided by USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

 

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