Herbicides were being applied to small grain fields. Dryland grain was emerging. Alfalfa fields have broken dormancy and were growing well with the warm sunny weather. Some fields are being sprayed for weeds. Field preparation for spring planting was underway.
Harvest of farmers market crops such as amaranth, basil, bok choy, beets, broccoli, head and napa cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, cilantro, choy sum, dandelion, dill, leaf lettuce, lemon grass, mint, mustard and collard greens, kale, parsley, green onions, radishes, spinach, rutabagas, tatsoi, tong ho, yam leaf, yams, yu choy and Asian pumpkins. Vegetable fields were being weeded, irrigated, fertilized, and treated to control weeds, insects, and mildew. Early planted beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, garlic, onion, and lettuce crops were growing well. In Tulare County certified producer growers were gearing up for the spring planting of outdoor vegetables. Greenhouse tomatoes, chillies, and squash were progressing well.