Leafy Greens

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 »

Misionero celebrates 50th anniversary

Leafy greens grower Misionero, which markets organic and conventionally grown produce, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1973 by Floyd Griffin, Misionero has a deep-rooted history and commitment to organic practices, offering organic products... more »

Braga Fresh introduces organic salad blends, kits

Braga Fresh is launching two vegan salad kits and three salad blends under its Josie’s Organics brand at the Organic Produce Summit. Braga Fresh is a sponsor of the summit, July 12-13 in Monterey, California,... more »

Test developed for detecting cyclospora in berries, leafy greens and herbs

A test that speeds detection of a human diarrheal disease than causes illnesses and outbreaks in fresh produce including berries, leafy greens and herbs has been developed. Since 2018, more than 8,000 cases of cyclosporiasis... more »

Yvonne Morales, longtime Little Bear Produce employee, dies

Yvonne Morales, a longtime Little Bear Produce employee, died on June 20. She was 70. Morales, who joined the Edinburg, Texas, grower and shipper of onions, vegetables and melons... more »

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