Leafy Greens

Plant breeders develop seeds for colorful edibles

Blueberries are blushing pink, asparagus has gone purple, and a seed pellet smaller than a pea can sprout a season's worth of four different leafy greens. JSOnlineTo read more, click here. more »

New romaine lettuce lines launched

California and Arizona, the two largest lettuce-producing states, account for more than 95% of the lettuce grown in the United States. PhysOrg.comTo read more, click here. more »

Protection helps extend growing season for vegetables

While some vegetable gardeners spend their winter days cozied up in front of a fire, thumbing through seed catalogs, others are harvesting lettuce, spinach, greens of many varieties, cilantro, parsley and other crops. The Commercial... more »

Food safety on the farm

Food scares from contaminated peanut butter to leafy greens to eggs have pushed food safety to the top of many consumers' minds. Times-News Magic ValleyTo read more, click here. more »

New disease-resistant vegetables?

Researchers have uncovered the genetic basis of remarkable broad-spectrum resistance to a viral infection that, in some parts of the world, is the most important pathogen affecting leafy and arable brassica crops including broccoli, cauliflower,... more »

Technology helps track food from farm to table

Inside a Silicon Valley company's windowless vault, massive servers silently monitor millions of heads of lettuce, from the time they are plucked from the dirt to the moment the bagged salad is scanned at the... more »

Local produce shines in Texas

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant EditorAt the Pearl Farmers' Market in San Antonio, Texas, shoppers can find locally grown vegetables, some fruits and meats, potted herbs, baked goods, cut flowers, honey, fresh cheese, camembert, free-range eggs,... more »

USDA price index is up for vegetables

According to the USDA, the July price index for vegetables, at 174, is up 6.1 percent from last month and 29 percent above July 2009. Price increases during July for lettuce, tomatoes, snap beans, and... more »


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