Leafy Greens

Western Growers launches leafy green food safety website

Answering the nation’s call for enhanced food safety measures, Western Growers has developed a website to facilitate changes to the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement-approved Leafy Green Food Safety Guidelines. The interactive website now easily allows... more »

Red-legged winter mites spread in high tunnel leafy greens

The red-legged winter mite, Penthaleus dorsalis, has been found in more high tunnels growing leafy greens this past winter for the third year in a row. Most of the reports I have gotten from high tunnels... more »

Some heat-tolerant vegetable varieties to consider

As you make your variety selections for 2020 you might want to consider trying a few heat tolerant varieties. Some vegetables, such as eggplant, okra and sweet potatoes, are inherently very heat tolerant. In other... more »

Verano365 launches first product; Thrivedo helps greenhouse growers

Verano365, a startup horticultural technology company, recently announced  its first product called Thrivedo. Thrivedo consists of a proprietary protein-surfactant that delivers a significant increase in nutrient efficiency, water uptake and plant vigor. Thrivedo is enhanced... more »

Thermo-reflective screens show positive results for lettuce growing

Arrigoni, an international company that produces technical fabrics for agriculture, has presented new tests on the effectiveness of the Prisma thermo-reflective screens and Biorete Air Plus for fresh-cut salads and other vegetables. A large audience... more »

LGMA food safety audits continue through COVID-19 crisis

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is sharing information to inform retail and foodservice customers, as well as consumers, that activities in place to ensure the safety of leafy greens are fully operational during... more »

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement shares safety facts

As the U.S. steps up efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is sharing some important facts about lettuce and the practices in place on farms... more »

Water, weeds and spacing key to hoop house production

Water is necessary for plant growth but can bring on diseases. Crops need adequate space to grow but giving them too much space is inefficient and makes room for weeds. Tie it all together and... more »


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