Farm Progress

Photos: Automated lettuce thinners a grower option

Cary Blake 1

April 23, 2013

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A handful of automated lettuce thinners are now commercially available which could revolutionize the green lettuce industry. The thinners are designed to reduce farm labor requirements for hand thinning and production costs, and increase grower profitability.

About the Author(s)

Cary Blake 1

Editor, Western Farm Press

Cary Blake, associate editor with Western Farm Press, has 32 years experience as an agricultural journalist. Blake covered Midwest agriculture for 25 years on a statewide farm radio network and through television stories that blanketed the nation.
Blake traveled West in 2003. Today he reports on production agriculture in California and Arizona.
Blake is a native Mississippian, graduate of Mississippi State University, and a former Christmas tree grower.

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