Live from the Fields: Continued Lettuce Ice in Desert Region

Markon Reports Live: Current Cold Snap in Arizona/California Desert Growing Region

  • Lettuce ice formed on desert crops for the third consecutive morning today
  • Although the ice was not as severe as the previous two days, harvesting delays of two to three hours occurred
  • Ice-related defects are already developing in lettuce crops; expect a decrease in yields and case weights over the next two weeks or more
  • Quality and supply levels will be affected for at least the next three to four weeks

 

Stay tuned for further updates