FROM THE FIELDS: ARIZONA/CALIFORNIA GROWING REGION WEATHER UPDATE

April 4, 2022

High temperatures are forecast for the Arizona/California desert growing region this week with Yuma, Arizona daytime highs in the low 90°s and reaching triple digits by Friday, April 8. Salinas, California will also experience a warming trend by mid-week with temperatures expected in the low 80°s, reaching into the low 90°s by Thursday, April 7. Huron, California will have daytime highs in the upper 70°s reaching into the high 90°s by Thursday, April 7 through Friday, April 8.

No serious heat-related defects have been observed as of now, but Markon inspectors will continue to monitor lettuce row crops and value-added items closely as heat-related defects are anticipated.

Maintaining the cold chain throughout distribution is critical for maximizing quality and shelf-life.

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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