Suntreat's Dan Kass Discusses Crop Post California Rain
- by Melissa De Leon
DINUBA, CA - Winter revved up in California earlier this week, following a dry December. Dan Kass, VP of Sales & Business Development for Suntreat, took the time to share his insights with me as I checked in on how citrus is doing amidst the recent storms.
“I haven’t heard about the snow in the mountains, which is our main water source,” he clarifies, following an exclamation of “good rains this week!”
In Sacramento, I can attest that it didn’t let up Sunday evening through early Wednesday, and in the state’s Central Valley growing regions, Dan shares it was much the same.
“Rain delays the harvest, as we can’t pick when it’s wet,” he explains. “But, with two days of rain, there will only be minor issues supplying customers.”
As for the conditions of the fruit itself, Suntreat reports that it is in the clear. Dan said that the team saw no negative impacts on any crop on the trees, and echoed the feeling of all Californians hoping not to revisit drought conditions: “We always welcome rain in California!”
As we reported in one of our last exclusives for 2017, Suntreat just announced an expansion of its Sumo Citrus® Program, and is looking forward to more growth this year.
Continue to follow AndNowUknow as we monitor Mother Nature’s sway on all key commodities in fresh produce.