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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.


Erika Sanchez

Quality Assurance


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