LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Extreme Heat in the Salinas Valley
June 20, 2019
Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video about extreme heat in California’s Salinas Valley. The region experienced extremely high temperatures early last week, impacting quality and yields for green leaf, iceberg, romaine, and leafy green items. Markon First Crop supplies are limited.
Temperatures exceeded 100 degrees throughout the Salinas Valley from Sunday, June 9 to Tuesday, June 11
Heat stunted growth and delayed the maturity of crops; expect low weights
Quality concerns such as insect pressure, fringe burn, internal burn, sun scalding, weak tip, and dehydration are being monitored
Summer varieties are expected to become more prevalent as July nears, leading to better quality and yields
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.
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