Leafy Greens

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 »

California LGMA has new board members; bids farewell to former CEO Horsfall

Several new members have been added to the board of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) board met last week to welcome new members, elect officers and bid... more »

Lyra offers 3-in-1 nutrient management and biostimulant for specialty crops

Cary, North Carolina-based Verdesian Life Sciences has introduced Lyra, a premium nutrient management tool for fertigated specialty crops. According to a news release, Lyra offers a patent-pending combination of Verdesian’s co-polymer technology for season long... more »

Taylor Farms, Yuma County partner with National Guard to vaccinate employees

Salinas, California-based Taylor Farms announced COVID-19 vaccinations started March 9, for over 1,200 employees at the Yuma, Arizona facility as a result of a successful partnership between Yuma County Department of Public Health, with assistance and support... more »

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