Leafy Greens

Gotham Greens to expand to Baltimore

Urban agriculture company Gotham Greens will expand to a third city, it recently announced. The company, which already grows produce at four facilities in Chicago and New York City, plans to build a “state-of-the-art hydroponic... more »

Why E. coli romaine lettuce outbreak mystifies scientists

The struggle to identify the origins of the E. coli outbreak, which has sickened people from Washington state to New Jersey, highlights the difficulty of tracking a pathogen through a complex food supply chain, said... more »

Growing with aquaponics at the University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut's Spring Valley Student Farm is now home to a newly up-and-running aquaponics facility, a welcome addition to the farm, which already grows and provides fresh produce to campus. The year-round means of... more »

High-tech controls key features of OSU greenhouse

Computerized irrigation based on vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and a shade curtain for summer that doubles as an energy curtain in the winter were two of the key features discussed during a recent tour through... more »

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce spreads to another state

The E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce is now in 26 states. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is working with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention... more »

High-tech controls key features of OSU greenhouse

Computerized irrigation based on vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and a shade curtain for summer that doubles as an energy curtain in the winter were two of the key features discussed during a recent tour through... more »

Farm identified in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified one farm as a source of the whole-head romaine lettuce that sickened several people at a correctional facility in Alaska as part of a multi-state outbreak of E.... more »

Evaluating plant brushing for height control in edible crops

Demand for high-quality, locally produced leafy greens and herbs has increased in major metropolitan areas across the northeast. As a result, the number of commercial greenhouse operations producing these crops has increased in New England... more »

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