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LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Soil Disease in the Salinas Valley

October 22, 2021

  • Soil disease and pathogens such as Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV), Sclerotinia, and Fusarium Wilt continue to impact Salinas lettuce yields
  • Die-off and severely infected heads have significantly decreased the amount of harvestable acreage industrywide
  • As the Salinas season winds down and growers mow through fields at a faster rate, there are fewer acres left to meet demand
  • Recent cold weather has also slowed growth, leading to much lighter case weights for commodity packs
  • Supplies and quality are expected to remain volatile until the transition to the Winter desert growing region takes place in early-to-mid November

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

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