News and Stories


March 26, 2020

The Arizona/California desert growing season is coming to an end.

  • Record rainfall and fluctuating temperatures have caused quality concerns in commodity and value-added lettuce items such as:
    • Bottom Rot
    • Decay
    • Mildew and mildew damage
    • Premature pinking in value-added items
    • Rib blight
  • Because of uncertain markets and weak demand, growers are minimizing costs by reducing or eliminating sprays/weeding measures that would suppress some of the current challenges
  • Growers will disk fields and skip acreage to avoid mature or damaged product
  • Limited volume is being harvested in California, but supplies will remain available in the desert region until early April

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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