Leafy Greens & Edibles

  • Leafy greens: Sole-source light intensity

    Published on June 6, 2019

    Indoor production of leafy greens, Part 4 of 4: Research shows that providing high-intensity sole-source lighting to seedlings can increase harvestable yield of fresh-cut basil.

  • Crops suitable for vertical farming

    Published on April 10, 2019

    The costs to build and operate an indoor (vertical) farm are high, so only certain types of crops are potentially profitable. This articles discusses some some of the crop characteristics that lend themselves to indoor production.

  • Leafy greens: Carbon dioxide injection

    Published on April 1, 2019

    Indoor production of leafy greens, Part 3 of 4: Is carbon dioxide enrichment beneficial for indoor production of basil seedlings?

  • Green and blue LED lighting

    Published on March 6, 2019

    Indoor production of leafy greens, Part 2 of 4: How green light affects lettuce growth can depend on blue and red light.

  • Factors that influence leaf coloration

    Published on November 15, 2017

    Growers usually focus on quality attributes that relate to flowering, but this article reviews cultural and environmental factors that influence foliage color.