leafy greens

Lettuce, tomatoes taking up more space in US greenhouse veggie production

For over a decade, U.S. consumers have increased their demand for the year-round availability of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. The domestic produce... continue reading »

Leafy greens: Positive pathogen test isn’t without positives

Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a report on findings of a sampling assignment that tested raw agricultural commodity romaine l... continue reading »

USDA to offer $41.8 million in drought-related incentives

In response to historic drought conditions, the USDA is offering $41.8 million through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help agr... continue reading »

FDA to test Salinas Valley lettuce samples this year

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be collecting and testing samples of lettuce grown in California’s Salinas Valley from local commercial c... continue reading »

Managing western flower thrips in lettuce

The western flower thrips — Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) — is one of the major pests of lettuce in California. ... continue reading »

Pre-harvest leafy greens testing guidelines endorsed by California LGMA

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) board recently endorsed new Pre-Harvest Testing guidance in an effort to prevent foodborne... continue reading »

Arrigoni releases breathable textile crop cover to protect against frost

Onions, leeks and potatoes are vulnerable to low temperatures. Frost causes major damage to young stems and bulbs and may jeopardize the growing cycle... continue reading »

FDA updates leafy greens E. coli action plan

On April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced two important steps to advance the safety of leafy greens. The first is the release of... continue reading »

FDA’s E. coli leafy greens investigation leading to new recommendations

The Food & Drug Administration released the following statement April 6 from Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas on the... continue reading »

Michigan-based indoor leafy greens grower Revolution Farms expanding offerings

Revolution Farms, a leading indoor greenhouse farm in Michigan, is launching four new products in independent grocery stores in the Detroit Metro area... continue reading »