Leafy Greens

BioSafe Systems receives unique approval in Arizona

Yuma, Arizona, leafy greens growers now have a treatment for irrigation water designed to reduce and control Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) and Salmonella enterica. BioSafe Systems received a Special Local Need (SLN) label in... more »

D’Arrigo Bros. celebrates 100 years

D'Arrigo Bros. Co. of California is culminating a year-long reflection of legacy commemorating its 100th anniversary as a family of farming and wholesale companies. D'Arrigo, home to the Andy Boy label, traces its roots to... more »

Ed Boutonnet, Boutonnet Farms and Ocean Mist CEO, dies

Ed Boutonnet, the former president and chief executive officer of Ocean Mist Farms, has died. The company,  which grows and ships conventional and organic artichokes and other vegetables from Castroville, California, characterized Boutonnet as a... more »

Fusarium wilt of lettuce field day scheduled for Yuma

The University of Arizona Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) is scheduling the 2023 Yuma Fusarium Wilt of Lettuce Field Day. The event, scheduled for Nov. 30, will be at the Yuma, Arizona,... more »

USDA declares Hurricane Idalia disaster area for Georgia growers

Nearly 30 counties in southeast Georgia are eligible for disaster assistance from damage caused by Hurricane Idalia, which struck the state on Aug. 30. The storm damaged state fruit, vegetable and pecan production, groves and... more »

Stokes Seeds hires three U.S. territory managers

Stokes Seeds, Holland, Michigan, has added three U.S. territory managers to its staff. Each territory manager is responsible for seed and service to growers in their region, providing commercial vegetable seed recommendations and collaborating with... more »

LGMA adopts Western Growers’ food safety data sharing initiative

Members of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) plan to adopt Western Growers' proprietary GreenLink data sharing platform to collect and analyze food safety data. The landmark movement towards industry cohesion means the leafy... more »

Participate in VGN’s Seed Showcase

Seed companies have an opportunity to participate in Vegetable Growers News’ annual Seed Variety Showcase. This is a free service that allows growers to see the up-and-coming new varieties before making decisions on what to... more »

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