LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: LETTUCE ICE IN THE DESERT REGION

December 17, 2021

Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video regarding lettuce ice in the Arizona/California desert growing region.

  • Widespread lettuce ice developed this morning as temperatures dropped into the upper 20°s to low 30°s
  • Harvesting crews for lettuce and other crops were delayed, today, December 16, up to three hours or until heads fully thawed
  • Forecasts are calling for more cold weather and lettuce ice over the next few days
  • Harvesting and loading delays can be expected through early next week
  • No immediate quality impact is expected, but Markon inspectors will be monitoring for ice-related challenges in the days ahead

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

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