As the Arizona/California desert season comes to an end, temperatures are warming up. The forecast calls for daytime highs in the mid- to high 90◦s.
Markon inspectors are starting to see leafy green items impacted by heat stress, prompting the following challenges to develop:
- Internal burn
- Insect pressure
- Mildew pressure
- Inconsistent growth/fluctuating density
- Shortened shelf-life
- Sun scald/sun burn
Maintaining the cold chain throughout distribution is critical for maximizing quality and shelf-life.
Markon inspectors will be monitoring quality and working with suppliers to select the best product available.
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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