LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Broccoli Supplies

View a Markon Live from the Fields video regarding quality defects caused by persistent heat and humidity in Salinas and Santa Maria, California.

  • The Salinas and Santa Maria regions have experienced persistent heat and high humidity for over a month
  • All Salinas row crops have been affected, but perhaps none more than broccoli
  • Growers are experiencing up to 50% yield loss due to high amounts of pin rot
  • Some pin rot will visible in finished commodity and value-added broccoli packs despite efforts to avoid it by harvesting crews
  • Expect elevated prices and extremely tight supplies through the remainder of the Salinas growing season

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

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September 16, 2019