Controlled Environment Agriculture

Baby Spinach Production

Commercial production of baby-leaf spinach

Melissa Brechner and David De Villiers

Many years ago our hydroponic spinach production method was based on full-sized spinach leaves. A change in the market demand along with a devastating root disease called Pythium aphanadermatum caused us to begin optimizing the production of baby leaf spinach. Below you will find this method in detail along with the parameters for a greenhouse that will provide the adequate level of environmental control.

Grower's Handbook: Spinach

Spinach handbook cover

Table of Contents

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