Leafy Greens

Microgranular biostimulant in transplants to enhance growth and N uptake

Vegetable growers need high-quality transplants to ensure the success of their crops. Treating seedlings with protein hydrolysates and beneficial fungus has the potential to improve the health and quality of vegetable transplants via various biostimulant... more »

Mucci Farms adding US-based facilities in Michigan and Texas

Canadian greenhouse grower Mucci Farms has added two new U.S.-based facilities in Romulus, Michigan, and San Antonio, Texas. According to a news release, furthering its rapid expansion efforts over the last several years, the company... more »

Researchers ID ecological frog deterrents for leafy green fields

Food safety research is often about the contamination that an animal leaves after they have visited a produce field. This project focuses on animals that live in the environment and are small enough to be... more »

Field Fresh Farms expands distribution in response to market changes 

Watsonville, California-based Field Fresh Farms, a grower/shipper of conventional and organic produce, has responded to market changes and consumer demand created in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, by building upon existing relationships and expanding its... more »

Long-term effects of COVID-19 on California ag industry eyed

COVID-19 continues to affect parts of California agriculture in different ways. A new report from agricultural economists at the University of California examines the current and long-term impacts on California’s leading agricultural industries. Profiles in... more »

LGMA forms Adjacent Lands Subcommittee to make romaine safer

A special new subcommittee has been appointed by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement to focus on how land adjacent to leafy greens farms may be contributing to foodborne illness outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce.... more »

Bowery Farming introduces Crispy Leaf lettuce

Bowery Farming, the modern indoor farming company, announced May 28 its newest leafy greens launch, Bowery Crispy Leaf Lettuce (Crispy Leaf). According to a news release, a reinvigorated version of iceberg lettuce that is refreshing... more »

Leafy greens group responds to report identifying foodborne illness source

California leafy greens growers are pledging to incorporate findings from a report issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into its ongoing process to strengthen required food safety practices on farms. Leafy greens... more »


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