Leafy Greens

Suncrest USA doing lettuce the hydroponic way

Suncrest USA is putting its best foot forward to become a leader in sustainable hydroponic growing technology.

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 entrepr... more

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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 »

Church Brothers updates logo, brand

Church Brothers Farms, a grower/processor/shipper of more than 500 fresh vegetable SKUs, updated the company’s logo and added the word, farms, to it... more »

Project examines pathogen risks of wildlife

A group of researchers hope to shed light on the various wild bird and mammal species that visit produce fields and the prevalence of pathogens within... more »

PMA Impact Awards honor produce packaging

Seventy-one submissions from 57 companies vied for five 2015 Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Impact Awards: Excellence in Packaging. Winners of... more »

LGMA launches hand washing app

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has launched an app, available on iTunes for iPhone and iPad, designed to help train field wo... more »


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