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FROM THE FIELDS: Salinas Valley Lettuce Items

August 27, 2019

The Salinas Valley has been experiencing abnormally high temperatures and humid conditions since mid-last week, and is forecast to have these weather conditions through early next week. High temperatures and humidity will cause industry-wide quality issues in lettuce and leaf items such as:

  • Increased insect pressure
  • Mildew damage
  • Rib blight
  • Seeder (long core)

Growers will be packing in younger fields to avoid/minimize these defects; light weights and lower yields are expected over the next 10 to 14 days as these conditions continue.

Markon First Crop Premium Iceberg and Romaine will be limited.


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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