LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: SEEDER IN SALINAS VALLEY LETTUCE CROPS

July 18, 2022

Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video regarding seeder/long core in lettuce items from the Salinas, California growing region.

  • Unseasonably warm and humid weather in June and early July has caused many lettuce crops to develop seeder/long core
  • Markon inspectors have mostly been able to avoid seeder concerns for Markon First Crop commodity packs
  • Value-added processors have had a hard time eliminating core from incoming raw product and finished packs
  • Chopped or shredded romaine and iceberg-based salads in particular have been difficult to keep completely free of core material
  • Temperatures are above normal again this week, which could prolong seeder and other heat-related issues into late July

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

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