UPDATE: GREEN LEAF AND ROMAINE
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
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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