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FROM THE FIELDS: High Temperatures in the Desert Region

November 22, 2017

The Arizona desert growing season is underway. Unseasonably high temperatures are forecast (upper 80s to low 90s) this week. Heat-related quality defects (listed below) are expected to develop in all lettuce and leafy green items:

  • Bottom Rot
  • Dehydration
  • Dense Texture
  • Internal Burn
  • Growth Cracking
  • Mildew Pressure
  • Rib Blight
  • Sun Scalding
  • Weak Tip

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Markon inspectors are working with suppliers to pack the best available product, but recommend ordering for quick turns and maintaining the cold chain.

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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