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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UC Davis wins specialty-crops grant for lettuce project

Improving lettuce crops is the aim of a new, $4.5 million grant, awarded to University of California, Davis, researchers by the U.S. Department of A... more »

Robotics drive crop, harvest mechanization

In recent years, there has been an increase in the agriculture industry's level of interest in the development and deployment of driverless tractors, ... more »

Arizona Leafy Greens’ Food Safety Training Program now available online

Just in time for the Southwest's planting and harvest crew trainings, the Arizona Food Safety Committee (Arizona LGMA) has made all of its training ma... more »

New wash for sanitizing fresh produce

An Agricultural Research Service scientist in Pennsylvania has developed a sanitizing wash formulated with natural compounds that could reduce the num... more »

OMRI certification of the organic biopesticide Mycotrol O expires

Mycotrol O is a biopesticide with the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana as the active ingredient. Beauveria bassiana is pathogenic to a wide... more »

National Kale Day scheduled for October 7

This year will mark the third annual National Kale Day on Oct. 7.In recent years, kale's popularity has grown in both supermarkets and on restaura... more »

SEEDWAY expands vegetable division

SEEDWAY announced several staff additions, organizational changes and product management responsibilities for several staff members. Wes Houghton join... more »

USDA: Improving the safety of leafy greens

Food safety is a top priority for consumers, especially when it comes to the leafy greens in salads. Researchers at the University of Arizona have dis... more »

More growers riding the kale production bandwagon

The popularity of a "green superfood" is catching the attention of vegetable growers in many regions of the United States, and the numbers show some d... more »

Leaf miners seem to be especially noticeable this spring

Leaf miners seem to be especially noticeable this spring in both conventional and organic fields. If you are seeing white meandering tunnels in your b... more »


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