The Arizona/California desert growing region is experiencing high winds with gusts ranging from 40-50 mph. Daytime highs are 10 degrees below normal and will stay that way through Saturday, November 19. Light-to-moderate lettuce ice is expected over the next several days as morning lows dip into the mid-30°s to low 40°s.
Potential challenges for lettuce and tender leaf items resulting from the high winds and cold temperatures include:
- Elevated dirt/mud in commodity and lightly processed items
- Epidermal blistering and peeling
- Increased wind damage
- Prolonged low case weights due to slowed plant growth and dehydration
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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