Annual Research Conference
California is the leading producer of lettuce with an estimated 72% of the total US production of iceberg lettuce, 79% of leaf lettuce, and 74% of fresh market spinach (source: California Agricultural Resource Directory, 2007).
The California Leafy Greens Research Board (CLGRB) focuses on research for continuous improvement. It has been in operation for forty years with the goal of providing a consistent supply of high quality lettuce to the consumer. CLGRB programs are funded by the industry through per-unit assessments. The research program recently expanded with the addition of Spinach and Lettuce Spring Mix.