Leafy Greens

Leaf miners seem to be especially noticeable this spring

Leaf miners seem to be especially noticeable this spring in both conventional and organic fields. If you are seeing white meandering tunnels in your beet, spinach and chard leaves you are not familiar with, read... more »

Indoor agriculture quickly gaining speed

Indoor agriculture is quickly gaining momentum in the United States.While the movement has drawn its share of skeptics, some advocates of the new technologies – most of which are still in their very early stages... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest specialist at the University of California, Davis, said in a presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable... more »

USDA ARS scientists develop 16 new lettuce lines

Many of today's consumers are striving to eat healthier by adding more fruits and vegetables to their diets. Salads are a popular way to do this, and salads usually involve lettuce as the foundation.In fact,... more »

LGMA welcomes new officers, board members for 2015

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) welcomed several newly elected members and appointed new officers during a meeting of the Advisory Board held in Salinas.The Board appointed its new chairman by moving Ron Ratto,... more »

Growing, marketing go hand in hand for Ventura County farm

Town & Country Farms is lucky.Despite the general drought in California, the Ventura County farm has a good supply of well water. Despite general labor shortages in the produce industry, the farm has a reliable... more »

Celery packing lines susceptible to foodborne pathogens

An increasing number of foodborne outbreaks traced to fresh fruits and vegetables are being partially attributed to current production and processing methods.In the United States, the progression from locally grown produce to centralized production has... more »

New organic spinach variety hits marketplace

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) has announced the release of a new spinach variety called Abundant Bloomsdale. The name is a tribute to OSA's predecessor, Abundant Life Seed Foundation. “Our newest commercial release exemplifies Organic Seed... more »

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