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4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Bean leaf beetle adults are susceptible to cold weather and most will die when the air temperature falls below 14°F. An overwintering survival model was developed by Lam and Pedigo from Iowa State University in 2000, and is helpful for predicting winter mortality based on accumulating subfreezing temperatures. Read more on the survival model from this Integrated Crop Management article.

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4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Angus Catchot has recently received a few calls about slugs in corn and soybeans. He suspects this will increase when more crops emerge in the Hill region of the state as well. Read more on slugs in crops from this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Canadian officials are investigating a possible link between an E. coli outbreak and leafy greens. Read more on the link from this Packer story.

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4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
As soon as plants emerge, be sure to sample fields for Colorado potato beetle adults, especially if an at-planting material was not used. A treatment should not be needed for adults until you find 25 beetles per 50 plants and defoliation has reached the 10% level.

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4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Potato growers in a federal quarantine area near Shelley, Idaho, have asked lawmakers for help from what they say are overly burdensome and mostly unnecessary regulations.

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4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Potato industry veteran Ryan Krabill joined the United States Potato Board's staff in the newly-created position of Director of Research & Analysis at the beginning of this month. Krabill brings a lengthy record of potato industry leadership and proven results from his most recent role as Senior Director, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs with the National Potato Council in Washington, D.C. Krabill shares more about his new role.

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4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
The potato industry recently scored a big victory, in what sounds at first like a familiar story of Big Ag winning out over public health. Eight years ago, over allegations of insufficient nutritional value, potatoes were excluded from a government program that helps pregnant women and young children improve their diets. The rationale was that aid recipients in the Women, Infants, and Children program already ate plenty of white potatoes, a widely consumed vegetable in the U.S. But in February, potatoes were back on the menu after a fierce multiyear lobbying campaign by the National Potato Council. Nutritionist Marion Nestle and other progressive reformers called foul, denouncing the change.

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4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
This year's corn crop is developing much faster than the corn crop over the last two years. In 2013 and 2014, we had much cooler weather the first 35 to 40 days of corn growth. Read more on corn growth in 2015 from this Georgia Grain Crops article.

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4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Potato stocks on April 1 in the 13 biggest producing states were 9% higher than the year before. Read more on the higher stocks from this Packer article.

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4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
As we begin to ramp up for the 2015 growing season, growers may want to keep one eye on grain quality in on-farm storage this spring. Read more on monitoring grain from this MSU Extension article.

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