in root length
for the same lot of primed lettuce seed
While June is very slow for vegetable production in the
Southwest Desert of the United States , this will soon change with the
upcoming lettuce season.
Currently melons are being harvested and growers are sitting down with
shippers to coordinate their lettuce planting schedules for September-January.
Dealers are starting to book their seed with Producers
and INCOTEC is gearing up for their annual
Heat Stress Trials in July.
These trials are a value-added service INCOTEC
offers its customers to assist them in targeting lettuce seedlots which emerge well under heat, as
well as identifying seed lots with low vigor. This type of early detection
of weaker lots can prevent many problems from arising later in a commercial
We have asked our customers participate in these trials by giving us
samples of their carry-over primed lettuce seed.
We will plant each lot
with two replications during the high temperatures
which are generally experienced in July.
INCOTEC will then inform each participant as to
where their specific plots are located so they can evaluate them. In the past
these Heat Stress Trials have been a success, and customers have found them to be a
useful tool in their business.