Leafy Greens

Research could prove profitable to indoor farmers growing leafy greens

There is a free, online resource that growers can use to help make their indoor farming businesses more productive and profitable. It’s a website featuring research results from six horticulture, engineering and agricultural economics professors... more »

Treatments for tipburn in Brassica crops and lettuce outlined

Cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Chinese cabbage (Napa cabbage) and lettuce are susceptible to tipburn. This problem can cause severe economic losses. Tipburn is a breakdown of plant tissue inside the head of cabbage, Chinese cabbage... more »

FDA to sample lettuce grown in Salinas Valley, California

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced May 11 it will be collecting and testing samples of lettuce grown in California’s Salinas Valley from local commercial coolers from May through November 2021. The agency will... more »

Guidelines for managing western flower thrips in California lettuce

The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is one of the major pests of lettuce in California. It has a wide host range including several vegetable, ornamental, and other cultivated or wild plants.... more »

Here’s how to deal with gray mold in lettuce

By the Yuma Center of Excellence of Desert Agriculture at the University of Arizona Gray mold of lettuce occurs most everywhere that lettuce is grown, but its prevalence varies depending on the particular environment of... more »

CEA Food Safety Coalition has food safety standard for indoor-grown produce

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leaders in the controlled environment agriculture industry, announced April 28 the first-ever food safety certification program specifically for CEA-grown leafy greens. Effective immediately, members of the Coalition can... more »

LGMA endorses pre-harvest testing to reduce foodborne illness outbreaks

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Board has endorsed new Pre-Harvest Testing guidance in an effort to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks associated with lettuce and leafy greens. The guidance calls for pre-harvest testing of leafy... more »

FDA takes steps to advance the safety of leafy greens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced April 6 it is taking two important steps to advance the safety of leafy greens. The first is the release of a report on the investigation into the Fall... more »

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