Leafy Greens

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 discussed swede midge and how to manage it ... 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 difficult to c... more

Sign up to receive Vegetable Growers News updates.



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 »

Indoor agriculture quickly gaining speed

Indoor agriculture is quickly gaining momentum in the United States.While the movement has drawn its share of skeptics, some advocates of the new tech... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest special... more »

USDA ARS scientists develop 16 new lettuce lines

Many of today's consumers are striving to eat healthier by adding more fruits and vegetables to their diets. Salads are a popular way to do this, and ... more »

LGMA welcomes new officers, board members for 2015

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) welcomed several newly elected members and appointed new officers during a meeting of the Advis... more »

Growing, marketing go hand in hand for Ventura County farm

Town & Country Farms is lucky.Despite the general drought in California, the Ventura County farm has a good supply of well water. Despite general ... more »

Celery packing lines susceptible to foodborne pathogens

An increasing number of foodborne outbreaks traced to fresh fruits and vegetables are being partially attributed to current production and processing ... more »

New organic spinach variety hits marketplace

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) has announced the release of a new spinach variety called Abundant Bloomsdale. The name is a tribute to OSA's predeces... more »


75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
Interested in reading the print edition of Vegetable Growers News? Preview our digital edition »

Get one year of Vegetable Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Subscribe Today »

website development by deyo designs