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UPDATE: Arizona/California Desert Row Crops

January 08, 2020
Freezing and below-normal temperatures over the past three weeks are slowing plant maturity and reducing broccoli, cauliflower, green leaf, iceberg and tender leaf supplies. 
  • Mexican supplies (into South Texas) are adequate, but markets are climbing 
  • Pin rot, mildew, and decay may be present in finished packs
  • Expect trigger level pricing on value-added florets into next week  
  • Color and texture remain adequate
  • Recent cold snaps are limiting yields and supplies, pushing up prices 
Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
  • Mildew pressure, epidermal blistering, and peeling continue to reduce yields 
  • This week’s cool weather will keep supplies limited  
Tender Leaf
  • Arugula, spinach, and other spring mix varieties are limited
  • Mildew, discoloration, mechanical damage, and reduced shelf-life are concerns
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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