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FROM THE FIELDS: Widespread Lettuce Ice in Yuma, Arizona

December 19, 2017

Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video about widespread lettuce ice in Yuma, Arizona.

  • The temperatures in the Arizona/California desert region fell into the low to mid-30s last night
  • Widespread lettuce ice developed, causing delays as long as two hours as crews waited for the product to thaw
  • Cold temperatures will stall growth, which will cause a further drop in overall case weights
  • The younger fields will start to get blisters that then turn into epidermal peel
  • Current forecasts predict low temperatures over the next several days

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

Blake Anderson
Quality Assurance

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