Leafy Greens

Joe Pezzini will oversee internal farming, harvesting operations for Taylor Farms

Taylor Farms announced Oct. 4 the appointment of Joe Pezzini to the position of senior director of agricultural operations, effective Oct, 11. Pezzini, a native of Salinas, California, started his career with the Ocean Mist... more »

Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus hits Salinas lettuce

As one of the largest producers of leafy greens, the Salinas Valley is well known for its reputation as the salad bowl of the world. But as the state tackled a global pandemic this past... more »

Microgreens go from trendy vegetables to functional food

Starting decades ago as fashionable, high-value gourmet greens, today microgreens have gained popularity among consumers for their nutritional profile and high content of antioxidant compounds. Now, a new study suggests that the tiny plants have... more »

Canadian rule: Some romaine lettuce from California must be tested

To protect Canadians from possible health risks, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing temporary import conditions for romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley (Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey counties) in California... more »

Indoor farm Square Roots expands retail presence with new salad mixes

Square Roots, a urban indoor farming operation, is expanding its retail presence with two new salad mixes, entering the $8.1 billion packaged salads and greens category. Square Roots’ salad mixes include a boost of healthy... more »

April Ward is Arizona LGMA’s new public relations liaison

The Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has introduced April Ward as its its new public relations liaison. Ward brings two decades of marketing and communications experience and a wealth of knowledge relating to leafy greens... more »

Lettuce sampling protocols for the Salinas Valley adjusted by FDA

The FDA has updated its lettuce sampling protocols for the Salinas Valley. FDA has been in the process of collecting and testing lettuce grown in the area and will continue until the end of harvest... more »

Plant cell walls strengthened with CrabLife Powder, research shows

New research conducted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service demonstrated conclusively that application of CrabLife Powder to the roots of lettuce and tomato elicited expression of growth and defense-related genes, including those responsible for strengthening... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

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