News and Stories


September 16, 2020

Green leaf and romaine prices continue to rise. Yields are falling; strong demand is pushing the market upward quickly.   

  • Erratic weather, including two recent heatwaves over the past four weeks, followed by a period of cooler-than-normal temperatures, have greatly reduced carton weights and overall yields
  • Heat-related defects, such as internal and fringe burn, seeder, and sun scalding are limiting harvestable acres
  • Soil-borne diseases, including Sclerotinia and Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV), continue to be detected in fields at a greater rate as the Salinas Valley season progresses
  • Markets will remain elevated through the balance of the Salinas Valley season
  • The below chart illustrates the most recent extreme heat spike in the Salinas Valley, followed by lower-than-normal temperatures

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