Leafy Greens

Sakata Seed of Mexico reaches 30th anniversary

Sakata Seed of Mexico recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The company began in August 1993 in Celaya, in the state of Guanajuato, with three employees. There are now more than 100 employees, including workers from... more »

California LGMA releases annual report

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement recently released its 2022-23 Annual Report, logging one decertification from 317 scheduled and unannounced audits. Of the 243 scheduled audits and 74 unannounced field audits (from April 2022 to... more »

Growing lettuce in non-traditional areas of Florida

Each year, U.S. farmers produce enough lettuce to feed everyone in the country. Up to 73% of U.S. lettuce comes from California producers and is distributed nationwide through extensive retail chains. Lettuce grown in Florida... more »

PVGA contracts with management firm for executive leadership

Directors of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) have approved allowing a management firm to run their grower organization. Wanner Associates of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will manage the PVGA. During a May 30 special board meeting,... more »

High tunnel boost: Improve production

High tunnels are popular season extension tools for vegetable crops across the U.S. While most northern high tunnels use inflated double-layer plastic cover, application in the Southeast is questionable due to the mild spring climate.... more »

High tunnels help Sugar Top Farm fight insects, heat

Sugar Top Farms employs high tunnels to battle insects and winds. The tunnels help the central Florida area farm grow leafy greens on the highest point on the Florida peninsula. After discovering a lack of... more »

New UC studies estimate production costs for coastal lettuce, broccoli

Help for estimating costs and potential returns for growing lettuce and broccoli is now available for California Central Coast growers and others. Four new cost studies for lettuce and broccoli grown in Santa Cruz, San... more »

California LGMA launches Romaine testing program

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has initiated a two-year food safety study on pathogens in Romaine lettuce, which has been the target of investigations of foodborne illness outbreaks in recent years. The initiative,... more »

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