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LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Salinas Valley Quality

April 02, 2015


Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video about initial green leaf and lettuce quality in the Salinas Valley.


  • Early season iceberg and leaf lettuce lots are exhibiting very good quality and high weights
  • Recent high temperatures have increased insect pressure; harvesting crews are reducing and/or eliminating insects during the packing process
  • The Salinas Valley has the best quality due to higher insects counts in Huron, California and significant heat-related defects in the desert growing region
  • Markon inspectors will be evaluating new lots as suppliers move north during the transition and will update further as needed


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


Blake Anderson

Quality Assurance


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