Job Offers

"Tweeting Growers"

Top 5 -yesterday

Top 5 -last week

Top 5 -last month

Salinas Fall lettuce challenges

The Salinas Valley lettuce markets are hitting record highs as demand far exceeds supply levels.

The Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV) has been extremely aggressive in large swaths of the Salinas Valley for over three months, and diseases such as Sclerotinia, Fusarium Wilt, and others have also caused die-off in many crops.

Suppliers are running out of fields to harvest and expect the season to end early. The aerial footage in this video from Markon Cooperative shows just a tiny amount of the kind of widespread crop loss currently being recorded. Expect elevated markets and tight supplies for lettuce items until the desert season is in full swing in approximately mid-to-late November.

For more information:
Cathy Gomez
Markon Cooperative
Tel: +1 (831) 757-9737   

Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber