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October 4, 2022

Iceberg supplies are tight. Markets are quickly rising as growers manage supplies for the duration of the Salinas Valley season.

  • Markon First Crop Premium Iceberg is sporadic; Markon Best Available is being substituted due to low case weights and quality concerns
  • Erratic weather patterns of extreme heat followed by rain have compounded quality issues
    • Bottom rot, mildew pressure, seeder, and sun scald are present in current lots
    • Fluctuating densities and light weights are prevalent industry wide
  • Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV) and Sclerotinia disease pressure has forced suppliers to cut ahead of their scheduled harvests to minimize crop loss
  • Expect elevated markets until transitions to Yuma, Arizona and the Imperial Desert, California are completed in mid-November

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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