The Arizona/California desert growing region forecast is calling for rain showers to begin late Tuesday, December 27 with potential rainfall amounts to reach over 1.0” through Saturday, December 31. Heavy rain is expected Wednesday, December 28. Markon suppliers of commodity and value-added lettuce, tender leaf, and other row crop items are packing orders ahead of schedule to minimize delays or product shortages. Harvesting crews will work to keep boxes as clean and dry as possible this week.
Markon inspectors will be monitoring field conditions in the coming days and will continue to update as needed on any rain-related quality or shelf-life challenges such as:
- Bottom rot/decay
- Increased dirt/mud in product
- Increased mildew pressure
- Premature pinking
- Shortened shelf-life
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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