LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Huron Leaf Lettuce
March 11, 2015
Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video about upcoming lots of leaf lettuce in the Huron, California growing region.
- A limited number of growers have begun packing lettuce items in Huron, California
- Elevated insect pressure is common during the spring growing transition
- Current lots are exhibiting low insect counts, but their numbers may increase as the season progresses
- Most insects are concentrated at the base/core of the heads
- Operator customers can greatly reduce or eliminate insect issues by making a higher cut and thoroughly rinsing all of the useable product before serving
- Hail damage is also present in some of the first lots due to a storm that passed through a couple of weeks ago, but this issue may be isolated
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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