LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Yuma Quality & Weather Update
November 20, 2019
Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video regarding recent weather events and the quality of lettuce/leafy greens in the Yuma, Arizona growing region.
Yuma and the surrounding desert growing regions have experienced several notable weather events over the past several weeks
Heavy rain and hail in September led to planting disruptions and either wiped out or caused uneven stands in many fields
A cold snap in late October slowed growth and caused sporadic epidermal blistering and peeling
Currently, a series of low pressure systems is dropping up to an inch of rainfall, creating poor field conditions
The unusual weather has mostly impacted yields and case weights; overall quality is very good in lettuce and leafy greens
Markon inspectors are monitoring supplies for any rain-related issues and will update further as needed
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.
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