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Live From the Fields: Yuma Iceberg Quality

November 04, 2016

Please click here  to view a Markon Live From the Fields video about current quality in the initial iceberg fields in the Yuma region.

  • Temperatures have reached the low to mid-90s causing initial iceberg fields to exhibit some minor quality issues, including:
    • Bottom rot
    • Long core/seeder
    • Internal burn
    • Ribby shape
    • Smaller size
  • Temperatures are expected to remain in the low 90s over the next few days
  • Expect quality to improve as the season ramps up
  • The first green leaf lettuce fields will be harvested in the next several days as growers finish the Salinas season and move to the Yuma region
  • Markon inspectors will continue to monitor upcoming supply levels and update further as needed

Blake Anderson
Quality Assurance

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