UPDATE: Frost Continues in the Desert Growing Region
December 31, 2014
December 30, 2014
Another day of wide spread frost in the desert growing region is being reported with temperatures dipping into the mid-30s. Start times will once again be pushed back to approximately 11:00 AM (MST). Wind gusts up to 35-40 mph are also expected this afternoon into Wednesday, December 31. There is a chance of rain totaling 0.25” to 0.50” starting tomorrow into the morning of Thursday, January 1.
Ice is expected to diminish Wednesday, December 31 due to windy conditions and the chance of rain but heavy ice will resume Thursday, January 1 and continue through Sunday, January 4. Normal temperatures are forecasted to return to normal Monday, January 5.
Epidermal blister is already forming on lettuce crops in the wake of five consecutive days of freezing temperatures. Markon inspectors will continue to monitor fields and quality and will update further as needed.
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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