LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Widespread Lettuce Ice in Yuma, Arizona
View a Markon Live from the Fields video about widespread lettuce ice in Yuma, Arizona.
The temperatures in the Arizona/California desert region fell into the low to mid-30s last night. Widespread lettuce ice developed, causing delays as long as two hours as crews waited for the product to thaw. Cold temperatures will stall growth, which will cause a further drop in overall case weights. The younger fields will start to get blisters that then turn into epidermal peel. Current forecasts predict low temperatures over the next several days.
December 19, 2017