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FROM THE FIELDS: Heat-Related Issues in the AZ/CA Desert Region

November 28, 2017

Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Iceberg Lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region is limited; Markon Best Available will be substituted as needed. MFC Romaine and Green Leaf are available.

Over the last several days temperatures in the mid-80s to low 90s have caused industry-wide heat-related defects in lettuce crops. These issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Bottom Rot
  • Decay
  • Dense Texture
  • Growth Cracking
  • Internal Burn
  • Seeder
  • Weak Tip
  • Tip Burn

Harvesting crews are working to remove the quality issue, leaving affected heads behind; case weights will decline as a result. A cooling trend with a small chance of showers on Saturday, December 2 is forecast.

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Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

Blake Anderson

Quality Assurance

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