Leafy Greens

Local lettuce production pursued with hydroponic touch

Jim Day describes the hydroponic vegetable industry as “a very fast growing and exciting sector.” Day founded Suncrest USA on Jan. 1, 2012. As an entrepreneur, Day has launched several companie... more

Plan ahead to protect cole crops from swede midge

Michigan cole crops growers must be wary of a new pest, the swede midge, according to Ben Phillips, a Michigan State University Extension educator. Phillips dis... more

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LGMA honors Congressman Farr

The California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement (LGMA) and the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California hosted a breakfast event honoring Cong... more »

Luna fungicide receives label expansion

Luna fungicide is now approved for use on a wider range of fruit, tree nut and vegetable crops in California. “This label expansion offers key f... more »

New SummitAgro fungicide available to lettuce growers

This season, California and Arizona growers have an entirely new fungicide option, KENJA 400SC from Summit Agro USA, at their disposal. KENJA 400SC... more »

Organics coalition opposes certification change to containerized growing facilities

The Crops Subcommittee of the National Organic Standards Board has submitted a recommendation that crops using hydroponic, aquaponic, aeroponic and ot... more »

Pegasus to open hydroponic farm in Florida

Pegasus Agriculture plans to construct a large hydroponic facility in Florida. The company has purchased a 15-year lease on 77 acres of land in the ar... more »

United Fresh, PMA create working group on listeria

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) are collaborating to address produce-specific challenges surro... more »

LED lighting solutions create recipe for optimum plant growth

Vegetable producers, whether they grow under tunnels, in the field or in greenhouses, face a number of challenges. The growing environment can be diff... more »

Growers attend first Cornell Kale Day

More than 30 seed growers, researchers, food industry representatives, consumers and others attended the first Cornell Kale Day at the Homer C. Thomps... more »

Prepare for production challenges with cabbage, kale

Ornamental cabbage and kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephalaL.) are produced commercially during the summer and fall along with other crops such as as... more »

Cold weather makes for tastier spinach

Researchers at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have found that spinach grown in high tunnels during the coldest months of winter has the highes... more »


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