California’s Salinas Valley started receiving light showers early this morning with heavier rain forecast this evening through Wednesday morning, November 9. Rainfall totals are expected to range from 1”-2”. Markon suppliers of commodity and value-added lettuce, tender leaf, and other Salinas row crop items have packed orders ahead of the rain to minimize any delays or product shortages and will work to keep boxes as clean and dry as possible moving forward.
Markon inspectors will be monitoring field conditions in the coming days and will continue to update as needed on any rain-related quality or shelf-life challenges, such as:
- Bottom rot/decay
- Increased dirt/mud in product
- Increased mildew pressure
- Pin rot in broccoli
- Premature pinking
- Shortened shelf-life
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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