Leafy Greens

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 »

Scientists transform lettuce into ‘superfood’

A team of Rutgers University scientists has developed a lettuce product to compete with the nutritional value of blueberries, quinoa, almonds and kale.According to information provided by Leon Segal, director of Rutgers' Licensing and Technology... more »

Climate change will force adaptation

Last year was Earth's warmest since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).The two agencies recently announced that Earth's average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4˚ F since 1880,... more »

Agreement limits use of methomyl

EPA and the manufacturers of the insecticide methomyl have agreed to cancel some uses and limit use on certain crops to reduce risks to drinking water. From 1995 to 2013, exposure from food to carbamates,... more »

American Takii hires national sales manager

American Takii has announced the hiring of Jerry Vosti as its national vegetable sales and marketing manager. Vosti is responsible for sales management of American Takii's vegetable dealers in the United States and Canada, and... more »

Arizona Leafy Greens adds to Food Safety Training Kit

Arizona Leafy Greens Food Safety Training Kit has a new component specifically designed for supervisory roles and personnel who conduct daily field assessments. “Module 4: Pre-Harvest and Daily Harvest Environmental Assessments” addresses the industry's need... more »

JV Farms Organic recycling efforts spread companywide

The CEO of a large western U.S. vegetable operation was front and center when it came time to rally companywide support for stronger recycling and sustainability efforts.JV Farms Organic, based in Soledad, California, has launched... more »

Precision agriculture poised for growth

An agricultural engineering professor, in the forefront of high-tech innovation, believes there are significant advantages for specialty crop operators who pursue and adapt precision agriculture technologies.The bottom line – impacted by such trends as a... more »

Kalettes hit market for vegetable growers

It's a newer vegetable that's making early inroads into some sectors of commercial production, and those involved in the development and nurturing of Kalettes anticipate more acceptance as their popularity takes hold.Kalettes, labeled by some... more »

Labor, food safety, transportation priorities for new MVC president

Joe Pirrone will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). He'll start his two-year term in 2015, replacing outgoing president Ralph Oomen.Pirrone, 59, is the former owner of Mike Pirrone Produce, a... more »

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