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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