LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Desert Iceberg Lettuce Update

View a Markon Live from the Fields video about current iceberg quality in the Arizona/California desert growing region.

  • Temperatures have been abnormally high all season
  • Minor periods of lettuce ice have not sufficiently slowed growth, something that is needed to keep fields on schedule
  • Accelerated growth has pushed fields as much as 15 days ahead of the production schedule
  • Growers are bypassing some fields to harvest the best quality and avoid heads with dense texture, internal burn, and weak tip

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

Blake Anderson
Quality Assurance

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January 16, 2018