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October 19, 2022

Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video regarding significant yield loss in Salinas Valley lettuce crops caused by soil disease and plant virus issues.

  • Salinas Valley lettuce markets are hitting record highs as demand far exceeds supply levels
  • The Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV) has been extremely aggressive in large swaths of the Salinas Valley for over three months
  • Diseases such as Sclerotinia, Fusarium Wilt, and others have also caused die-off in many crops
  • Suppliers are running out of fields to harvest and expect the season to end early
  • The aerial footage in this video shows just a small amount of the kind widespread crop loss currently being recorded
  • Expect elevated markets and tight supplies for lettuce items until the desert season is in full swing in approximately mid- to late November

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

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