Leafy Greens

FDA, CDC pursue outbreak investigation of cyclospora in bagged salads

As of June 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local partners are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclospora illnesses potentially linked to ALDI Little... more »

Michigan’s Revolution Farms builds 2-acre greenhouse expansion

Revolution Farms, an indoor farm growing lettuce and salad greens, this summer is expanding the operation by adding 2 new acres of indoor greenhouse space. The state-of-the-art facility will use the latest agriculture technologies, including... more »

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 »


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