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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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 »

Scientists transform lettuce into ‘superfood’

A team of Rutgers University scientists has developed a lettuce product to compete with the nutritional value of blueberries, quinoa, almonds and kale... more »

Climate change will force adaptation

Last year was Earth's warmest since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).The two agencies recently a... more »

Agreement limits use of methomyl

EPA and the manufacturers of the insecticide methomyl have agreed to cancel some uses and limit use on certain crops to reduce risks to drinking water... more »


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