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FROM THE FIELDS: Desert Region Quality

January 09, 2019

Decreased case weights and yields are expected for roughly the next three weeks.

The Arizona/California desert growing region experienced intermittent cold snaps in late December and early January. Some long-term effects from the freezing temperatures are now being observed, such as slowed plant growth, epidermal blistering, peeling in lettuce items (see photos), and yellow discoloration in tender leaf items.

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Markon inspectors are monitoring supplies closely and will update further as needed.

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

John Galvez

Quality Assurance

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