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October 4, 2022

Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video regarding light lettuce case weights in California’s Salinas Valley.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) lettuce items are limited due to light weights and/or quality challenges; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted as needed
  • Growers have been battling soil disease, plant viruses, and abnormal heat over the past two months
  • These factors along with recent rain have had significant impact on yields and quality
  • Harvesting crews are harvesting fields at a much faster rate due to all the die-off and damaged heads, forcing growers into younger and younger fields
  • Lettuce markets are expected to remain tight throughout the remainder of the Salinas season which typically lasts through early-mid November
  • Expect MFC lettuce packs to remain limited until the Desert growing season gets underway

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

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