Lettuce Farming Articles

  • 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

  • Increasing Lettuce Coloration with LEDs

    Using LED grow lights in plant production is a relatively new branch of science. In vertical farming where artificial light sources are used in closed environment it is important to collect data about the individual plant species to be able to produce the right spectrum and light intensity for vegetative and generative growth. Light spectrums can also be used to manipulate the plants growth cycle ...


    By Valoya Oy

  • 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 ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • 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

  • Connections: Not So Tidy Change

    Change is only tidy in hindsight. In the process, it is one big confusing mess. The straight lines and the clear trends that you read about in history books don’t convey the feeling of chaos at the time. Take the changes now occurring with organics as an example. It seems clear that at some point in the not very distant future it will be recognized that every ton of organics we have must be ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • On site at Northdown Orchard Organic Farm

    On Saturday 15th of October we were on site with Mike and the team at Northdown Orchard, an existing customer who was kind enough to show us around the farm and let us snap some great photos at his site in exchange for a morning demonstrating our latest stone burier on his tractor. About Northdown Orchard The organic farm is a family run affair and sits on a site of ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Connections: New Green Revolution

    We are in need of a new revolution in how food is grown. A growing population in combination with climate change has put heavy pressure on our current system. The last time this happened (about 50 years ago) we had the Green Revolution to save the day. Major improvements in crop breeding and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides resulted in enormous yield gains in farms across Asia, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case Study - Onion and Garlic Dehydration Plant

    Empire, Washoe County, Nevada, USA Geothermal Development Associates (GDA) designed a geothermal heating system for a large commercial vegetable dehydration plant located in the remote San Emidio Desert, about 160 kilometers north of Reno, Nevada, USA. Phase I of this project utilizes 63 l/sec of geothermal brine at 150°C to dehydrate either onions or garlic, depending ...

  • Poland Onion Processing

    Poland Onion Processing Poland is the third onion manufacturer in the EU. Onion is a symbol of Polish culture and a popular addition to the Polish kitchen. Onion is peeled, fried, frozen or processed in other ways. The growing demands of customers call for onion producers to provide the market with onion peeled. Peeling can ...


    By Amisy Machinery

  • Success story Hata Foods, Japan - Case Study

    Hata Foods is a subsidiary of the Kobe Bussan Group which manufactures frozen foods, chilled side dishes and PET-bottle products such as salad dressings and sauces. Hata Foods has a popular product line which highlights the flavor of Japanese domestic potatoes, also known as ‘potato salad bases’. To help with the production of this line, Hata installed a TOMRA Orbit 150 steam peeler, ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

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