Leafy Greens

Upward Farms announces ‘world’s largest’ indoor vertical farm

Indoor aquaponic vertical farming company Upward Farms announced Jan. 18 plans to add what will be "the world’s largest vertical farm" to its network, according to a news release. The new 250,000-square-foot facility, located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania,... more »

Purdue research: Contaminated leafy greens turn purple

Some might say you look a little green when you are sick. Leafy greens actually turn purple – although not obvious to the human eye, it can be seen through advanced hyperspectral imaging (different than... more »

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation

Michigan is known for many crops, but leafy greens isn’t one of them. Consumers in the Great Lakes region who rely on store-bought produce have traditionally bought lettuce, leafy greens and bagged salads grown in... more »

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Another year passes, and with it, a steady stream of news about greenhouses and other controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operations opening in the East. But it would be a mistake to see them as competition... more »

FDA report eyes salmonella outbreak in leafy greens from CEA operation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released on Jan. 14 a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that caused 31 reported illnesses and four hospitalizations in the U.S. between June and August 2021. The FDA... more »

Lettuce growers hope weeding, research can counter devastating plant virus

While most Californians are wholeheartedly embracing the wet start to winter, one group is welcoming the rain more warily (and wearily) – lettuce growers in the Salinas Valley. "It’s a blessing, yes, we need the... more »

Soli Organic thrives at indoor, in-dirt organic growing of herbs, greens

Sustainability and technology help Soli Organic Inc., more efficiently grow and ship a wide variety of fresh and locally-grown organic produce from indoor controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operations. Soli has developed one of the nation’s... more »

Indoor farm Square Roots unveils new brand identity

Square Roots, a technology-enabled indoor farming company, debuted Dec. 15 a new brand identity that represents the company’s mission to responsibly bring locally grown food to people in cities around the world, all year round.... more »

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