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October 22, 2021

Disease pressure coupled with cooler weather is reducing iceberg lettuce yields and limiting availability.

  • Rain events this weekend in Salinas will also curtail harvesting; Markon is working with suppliers to pack orders ahead of the rain to ensure coverage
    • Less than 0.10” of rain is forecast through Thursday, October 21
    • 0.25”-0.35” is anticipated on Friday, October 22
    • Expect 1-3” from Sunday, October 24 into Monday, October 25
  • Quality is good: inconsistent texture, mildew pressure, and wind damage are being detected in some lots
  • Expect elevated prices through the harvesting transition to the Arizona/California desert in early to mid- November at minimum

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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