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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Bella Verdi expands into new Texas greenhouse

Bella Verdi has opened a new 20,000-square-foot greenhouse facility located near Austin, Texas. The new facility will increase production of the compa... more »

Organic growth drives evolution of fourth-generation farm

Arnott Duncan is a fourth-generation Arizona vegetable grower who left his family’s farm in 1985 and began growing a few hundred acres of convention... more »

LED treatments enhance lettuce phtyochemicals

Researchers in China and United Kingdom studied the effects of LED light combinations on lettuce grown in hydroponic systems to determine whether the ... more »

State involvement a mixed bag for Cuban growers

For part one of Sam’s trip to Cuba, click here. The farmers we met in Cuba were all in their 50s and had made career changes, such as transitioni... more »

Gene blocking lettuce germination regulates flowering time

Like most annuals, lettuce plants live out their lives in quiet, three-act dramas that follow the seasons. Seed dormancy gives way to germination;... more »

Dole packaged salads linked to listeria outbreak

Dole has stopped all production at its processing facility in Springfield, Ohio, after being linked to a listeria outbreak. Packaged salads produced a... more »

BrightFarms: Commercial-scale produce operations in local markets

What is being billed as one of the world’s largest urban farms and greenhouses is nearing completion in Washington, D.C. The 100,000-square-foot ... more »

LGMA advisory board undergoes several changes

This summer the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA) vice chairman and founding member Victor Tognazzini told the org... more »

United Fresh to honor Rick and Tonya Antle

The United Fresh Produce Association will honor Rick and Tonya Antle with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Produce Legends Dinner during the... more »

LGMA issues statement on FDA’s final Produce Rule

At the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, we are carefully combing through the final rule to make sure our own food safety requirements mee... more »


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