FROM THE FIELDS: SALINAS VALLEY HEAT WAVE

August 3, 2022

Above-normal temperatures and humidity levels will be experienced this week in the Salinas growing region, mainly in the inland areas. Temperatures will range from upper 80°s to as high as 104° through Saturday. As a result of these elevated temperatures, the following defects are expected:

  • Internal burn
  • Insect pressure
  • Elevated seeder/bolting
  • Sun scald/sun burn
  • Mildew pressure
  • Inconsistent growth/fluctuating density
  • Shortened shelf-life

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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