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Chinese cabbage production totaled an estimated 344,000 pounds in June 2009, a decrease of 34 percent and 28 percent from May 2009 and June 2008, respectively. Fewer acreage for harvest along with lower yields accounted for the drop in production from a month earlier and a year ago. Spraying was necessary to help maintain control of insect infestation. Although temperatures were warm, the crop was still rated in fair to good condition.
Head cabbage growers harvested 945,000 pounds during June 2009, an increase of 1 percent and 27 percent from the previous month and a year earlier, respectively. The slight increase in production from May was the result of more acreage for harvest offsetting the drop in yield. Better yields along with an increase in acreage for harvest accounted for the higher production from a June 2008. Crop condition was rated fair to good.
Sweet corn production totaled 253,000 pounds in June, 16 percent lower than May 2009, but 16 percent higher than June 2008. The drop in production from May was the result of less acreage available for harvest, while the increase in production from June a year earlier was because of more acreage for harvest. Crop condition was rated fair to good.
Cucumber producers harvested 434,000 pounds in June 2009, a decrease of 7 percent and 15 percent from May 2009 and June 2008, respectively. Lower yields accounted for the decrease in production from both months as the acreage available for harvest was unchanged. The crop was in fair to good condition.
Dry Onions marketings totaled 154,000 pounds for June 2009, a decrease of 49 percent and 33 percent from May 2009 and June 2008, respectively. The crop was in fair to good condition.
Green Onions production was estimated at 125,000 pounds, an increase of 15 percent and 8 percent from May a month earlier and June a year ago, respectively. The crop was rated to be in fair to good condition.