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November 7, 2022

Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video regarding light lettuce ice in the Salinas Valley and upcoming rain in the forecast.

  • Morning temperatures have dipped into the mid-30°s to low 40°s in the Salinas Valley this week
  • Colder areas of the Salinas Valley have experienced light lettuce ice over the past few days
  • Harvesting crews for lettuce and tender leaf items are being delayed 2-3 hours or until ice has fully thawed
  • The ice is expected to have minimal impact on quality in the few remaining lettuce crops in the area
  • A half inch-to 1½” of rain is forecast for Sunday through Tuesday, November 6-8, and is expected to have greater impact on quality and shelf life
  • Significant harvesting and loading delays can be expected for Salinas-based commodity and value-added items throughout next week
  • Better quality and yields are slowly becoming available out of the desert growing region

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

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