Lettuce Farming Articles

  • Enhancing Foliage Color of Ornamental Cabbage and Kale with LEDs

    Enhancing Foliage Color of Ornamental Cabbage and Kale with Prior-to-Shipping Light and Temperature Treatments in Coolers Introduction Ornamental flowering cabbage and kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) is a bedding plant that is typically produced outdoors in the late summer and early fall. It is popular due to its vibrant and ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • The Future Of The Hydroponic Systems

    The hydroponics, which had its expansion in the early 70s in order to increase productivity and growing in adverse geographical locations, has a long way to go. Some advances in the hydroponic systems has been made recently at the last frontier: space. At the International Space Station (ISS), water and food are limited resources ...

  • Application status of bio organic fertilizer

    At present, the domestic growers are not active in the application of bio organic fertilizer, and the utilization rate of bio organic fertilizer is relatively low, which is mainly used in vegetables, fruits, Chinese herbal medicine, tobacco and other high value-added economic crops. However, with the improvement of people's consumption level and safety awareness, the demand for green organic ...

  • Soybean Oil Press Machine

    We have soybean oil press machine for sale! Soy oil is rich in linoleic acid. Linoleic acid has limited effect on reducing the risk of heart disease. As linoleic acid is not heat-resistant, it is easy to oxidize and polymerize after frying or repeated heat, which is very harmful to health.   ...

  • Sodium Erythorbate

    Sodium erythorbate (C6H7NaO6) is a food additive used predominantly in meats, poultry, and soft drinks. Chemically, it is the sodium salt of erythorbic acid. When used in processed meat such as hot dogs and beef sticks, it increases the rate at which nitrite reduces to nitric oxide, thus facilitating a faster cure and retaining the pink coloring. As an antioxidantstructurally related to vitamin ...

  • Juicer machine use

    If you buy a juicer, what is the use of the juicer? Shuliy Food Machinery gives you a detailed answer to how to use the juicer to squeeze ...


    By Zhengzhou Shuliy Machinery

  • Soybean Oil Press Machine

    Soy oil is rich in linoleic acid. Linoleic acid has limited effect on reducing the risk of heart disease. As linoleic acid is not heat-resistant, it is easy to oxidize and polymerize after frying or repeated heat, which is very harmful to health.     Press method is divided into two: general press method and screw press method. The common press method is now rarely used, especially ...

  • Project Vyborgec, St Petersburg, Russia - Case Study

    St Petersburg, Russia 46,000 m² Production and cultivation of various lettuce Greenhouse Screen installation Heating installation Electra with Priva computer Water technical installation High pressure fogging installation Mobile gutter system in collaboration with Danish Greenhouse System (DGS) ...


    By GA Horticulture B.V.

  • Project Tander - Krasnodar, Russia - Case Study

    Krasnodar, Russia 10,000 m² Production and cultivation of various lettuce Greenhouse Screen installation (3 layers) Heating installation Electra with Priva computer Water technical installation Cooling drain water High pressure fogging installation Mobile gutters system in collaboration with Green ...


    By GA Horticulture B.V.

  • The Future of Sustainable Agriculture: Urban Farming

    By Dylan Fox: Dylan is a student from the University of Western Sydney and we are delighted to carry this story As more people become interested in their food they become more conscious about the farmers they support. Thus, a growing trend of urban farms is developing to satiate the demand for highly-nutritious fruits and vegetables. With the misnomer that people must own land to farm profitably, ...

  • CO2 GRO Guelph Lettuce Trials Case Study

    Lettuce Growth Trials were carried out at the Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility at the University of Guelph as a part of a larger trial utilizing CO2 GRO Inc.’s licensed gas infusion technology for the growth of all plants using CO2. This report deals only with the lettuce growth trial aspects. Two lettuce crops produced during the trial produced 33% and 100% increases in ...


    By CO2 GRO Inc.

  • Composting On The Last Frontier

    Composting was so unknown in Juneau, Alaska that when Lisa Daugherty went to get a license for her business, Juneau Composts, in 2017, the City and Borough of Juneau said they were still writing composting regulations. The city asked for the estimated monthly poundage and, after several weeks, categorized Juneau Composts as light manufacturing for the Waste Management and Remediation Services ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Success Story Paturpat, Spain – Case Study

    The Orbit steam peeler system is highly qualified to peel different food products, such as potatoes, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes, pears, peaches and peppers. In this case, Paturpat has chosen the Orbit 250l model, because it offers high performance compared to other machines on the market for its objective: the production ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Choosing the Right Light for Young Plants

    Horticulture lighting research has been conducted on young plants (germination, seedlings, plugs and cuttings) for many years. Michigan State University published a series of articles in Greenhouse Grower (see references below) on bedding plant seedlings. In their research, Drs. Wollaeger and Runkle experimented with different LED wavelengths and compared them to fluorescent light on seedling ...


    By Illumitex

  • Simulating the Effect of Climate Change on Agriculture

    Increased atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change are believed to contribute to extreme weather conditions, which is a major concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also predicted to affect agriculture.1,2 While climate change is expected to affect agriculture and reduce crop yields, the complete ...

  • The sanitation and urban agriculture nexus: urine collection and application as fertilizer in São Paulo, Brazil

    Separately collected urine is an attractive potential fertilizer because of its high nutrient content, low cost, and inherent linkage of urban wastewater management and peri-urban agriculture. Urine from waterless urinals was applied to corn and lettuce plants to examine the impact of urine application rates and frequency on plant growth and soil parameters. In both corn and lettuce ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Success Story Mrs. Gerry`s Kitchen, USA - Case Study

    For the past 43 years, Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen has supplied high quality salads and side dishes, using only premium ingredients including locally grown potatoes and fresh vegetables. Based in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the business places great emphasis on the quality of its raw materials - ensuring its products are fresh - and looks to exceed expectations. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Härkälän puutarha - Case Study

    Härkälä nursery is locally a strong brand. In addition to company image of “locally grown”, the very high quality of Härkälä products keeps the customers happy. “We have long term focus in developing our production. We have been the first to introduce new technologies in climate control and other areas of cultivation. We operate the logistics ...


    By Netled Oy

  • How `open source` seed producers from the U.S. to India are changing global food production

    Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use. Frank Morton has been breeding lettuce since the 1980s. His company offers 114 varieties, among them Outredgeous, which last year became the first plant that ...


    By Ensia

  • The influence of the microbial quality of wastewater, lettuce cultivars and enumeration technique when estimating the microbial contamination of wastewater-irrigated lettuce

    This study investigated the volume of wastewater retained on the surface of three different varieties of lettuce, Iceberg, Cos, and Oak leaf, following submersion in wastewater of different microbial qualities (10, 102, 103, and 104E. coli MPN/100 mL) as a surrogate method for estimation of contamination of spray-irrigated lettuce. Uniquely, ...


    By IWA Publishing

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