LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Erratic Desert Weather

Watch the latest Markon Live from the Fields video regarding a recent cycle of erratic weather in the Arizona/California desert growing region.

  • The desert region has seen a pattern of rain followed by a few days of warm weather, then more rain for the past three weeks
  • This cycle has created humid conditions that cause mildew and other issues to develop in lettuce items
  • Case weights and quality have been volatile depending on how much damage each crop received and how much harvesting crews can trim
  • Markon inspectors are selecting the best lots where crews can remove defects and still maintain strong weights and yields

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

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March 10, 2020