Leafy Greens

LED treatments enhance lettuce phtyochemicals

Researchers in China and United Kingdom studied the effects of LED light combinations on lettuce grown in hydroponic systems to determine whether the treatments could reduce nitrate accumulation, and to find out what effect the... more »

State involvement a mixed bag for Cuban growers

For part one of Sam’s trip to Cuba, click here. The farmers we met in Cuba were all in their 50s and had made career changes, such as transitioning from factory workers or Communist party... more »

Gene blocking lettuce germination regulates flowering time

Kent Bradford, left, and Alfred Huo, seen here with a flowering lettuce plant, found that lettuce could be prevented from flowering by increasing the expression of a specific microRNA in the... more »

Dole packaged salads linked to listeria outbreak

Dole has stopped all production at its processing facility in Springfield, Ohio, after being linked to a listeria outbreak. Packaged salads produced at the processing facility are the likely source of the outbreak, according to... more »

BrightFarms: Commercial-scale produce operations in local markets

What is being billed as one of the world’s largest urban farms and greenhouses is nearing completion in Washington, D.C. The 100,000-square-foot greenhouse is being built by BrightFarms, a company that has also turned supermarket roofs into... more »

LGMA advisory board undergoes several changes

This summer the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA) vice chairman and founding member Victor Tognazzini told the organization he was going to retire in Montana. He was expected to take over for current Chairman Ron Ratto in two years; but he didn’t want... more »

United Fresh to honor Rick and Tonya Antle

The United Fresh Produce Association will honor Rick and Tonya Antle with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Produce Legends Dinner during the United Fresh Midwinter Leadership Forum, January 12-14, at the La Quinta... more »

LGMA issues statement on FDA’s final Produce Rule

At the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, we are carefully combing through the final rule to make sure our own food safety requirements meet or exceed what’s in this new law; LGMA members are committed to ensuring that... more »

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Insect Eavesdropper allows growers to “hear” what’s happening in fields

Managing wildlife on the farm

Southwest Florida’s Worden Farm manages challenges

Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association says farewell to leader

Southeast Regional Show recognizes leaders

Veg Connections: Biopesticides and beneficial insects

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60 years of advocating for agricultural employers

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