Leafy Greens

Curb lingering pests to maximize winter production

Cold weather stops bugs but winter green production in high tunnels still faces challenges from insect pests. The pests multiply quickly on sunny days and controls don’t work as well in the winter because of... more »

Markets recovering from COVID-19

Vegetable growers’ biggest obstacle seems to be market demand diminished by the COVID-19 pandemic that for months shut down restaurants and food service, and complicated farm operations and distribution. In early June, growers were getting... more »

Vitalis Organic Seeds: Celebrating 25 years providing the best in genetics for organic growers

{Sponsored} Twenty-five years ago, Vitalis Organic Seeds formed with a vision to provide the best in vegetable and herb genetics for organic growers. This vision has been manifested through global organic seed production and breeding programs... more »

Cool-season vegetable rotation effective practice

Issues with weeds, insects and disease make certified organic production of vegetables challenging in the southeastern United States. Maintaining and building soil organic carbon in midscale organic production systems can also be difficult due to... more »

LED lighting solutions create recipe for optimum plant growth

Vegetable producers, whether they grow under tunnels, in the field or in greenhouses, face a number of challenges. The growing environment can be difficult to control. Insect pests, disease and weeds can damage crops and... more »

Growers attend first Cornell Kale Day

More than 30 seed growers, researchers, food industry representatives, consumers and others attended the first Cornell Kale Day at the Homer C. Thompson Research Farm in Freeville, New York, Aug. 23. Phillip Griffiths, associate professor... more »

Prepare for production challenges with cabbage, kale

Ornamental cabbage and kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephalaL.) are produced commercially during the summer and fall along with other crops such as asters, chrysanthemums, pansies and other cold-tolerant bedding plants. Greenhouse and outdoor ornamental cabbage... more »

Cold weather makes for tastier spinach

Researchers at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have found that spinach grown in high tunnels during the coldest months of winter has the highest sugar content. Becky Sideman, a researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment... more »

Bella Verdi expands into new Texas greenhouse

Bella Verdi has opened a new 20,000-square-foot greenhouse facility located near Austin, Texas. The new facility will increase production of the company’s living and specialty lettuces as well as other leafy greens. Founded in 2003,... more »

Vegetable farm follows in patriarch’s footsteps

After farming in California’s Salinas Valley since the 1930s, agricultural legend George Tanimura died recently at age 100 – but Tanimura & Antle (T&A), the company he helped create, continues its momentum. “Uncle George worked... more »

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