Romaine lettuce

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 »

California farmers seek rebound after floods, virus hits lettuce crop

Things were challenging enough for lettuce growers in Monterey County’s Salinas Valley before Mother Nature dealt a one-two punch in this year’s storms. Farmers in 2022 suffered an estimated $150 million in crop losses as... more »

Bowery Farming, Unfold partner on vertical farm seed development

Vertical farming company Bowery Farming and Unfold, a seed and digital solutions company advancing the vertical farming industry, have formed a partnership to create locally produced vegetables through new seed varieties. Controlled environmental agriculture needs... more »

Romaine safety not impacted by US government shutdown

News of the government shutdown’s impact on federal public health agencies has raised concerns about the safety of the U.S. food supply. Leafy greens producers want consumers to know the shutdown is not having an... more »

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