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LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Salinas End of Season Challenges

November 1, 2021

The Salinas and Santa Maria, California seasons are winding down quickly; the grower-shipper community has begun their transition to Huron, California and the Arizona/California desert growing regions.

Current quality and case weight challenges:

  • Harvesting fields ahead of schedule due to scarcity of mature plants
  • Uneven head size
  • Fluctuating density
  • Disease pressure
  • Low case weights

We are anticipating these quality and case weight challenges to persist through mid-November, when growers in the Arizona/California desert growing region harvest their first few fields.

Markon inspectors are working with suppliers to pack the highest quality product with the heaviest weights available.

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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