California’s Salinas Valley received anywhere from ¼” – ¾” of rain earlier this week. A slight chance for another couple hundredths of an inch returns Saturday, May 6, but will not have any impact on the production of Salinas row crops.
Although the rainfall totals were not excessive, shelf-life performance of various value-added items may be impacted. Chopped and shredded lettuce packs could develop premature pinking within the next 7-10 days and baby leaf items such as spinach and arugula could see some yellowing due to oversaturation.
Markon inspectors will be monitoring weather and quality closely and will update further as needed.
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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