Heat wave conditions will be in effect in the Salinas Valley and other California growing regions today through mid-next week due to a lingering high pressure system over California. Temperatures will range from the low-to upper 70°s near the coast and the 80°s-90°s further inland.
Although the warmer weather will help to promote plant growth in crops that have been largely behind schedule from two to three weeks, it will also cause heat-related quality and shelf-life concerns in commodity and value-added lettuce and tender leaf items.
Markon inspectors will be monitoring supplies closely and will update further as needed. Maintaining the cold chain throughout distribution is critical for maximizing quality and shelf-life of perishable produce items.
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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