LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Broccoli Supplies
September 16, 2019
Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video regarding quality defects caused by persistent heat and humidity in Salinas and Santa Maria, California.
The Salinas and Santa Maria regions have experienced persistent heat and high humidity for over a month
All Salinas row crops have been affected, but perhaps none more than broccoli
Growers are experiencing up to 50% yield loss due to high amounts of pin rot
Some pin rot will visible in finished commodity and value-added broccoli packs despite efforts to avoid it by harvesting crews
Expect elevated prices and extremely tight supplies through the remainder of the Salinas growing season
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.
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