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5/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
P-Days have nearly doubled over the past 5 days and are now ranging from 45-94 depending upon location and date of crop emergence. As such, we may be 2-3 weeks away from reaching the threshold of P-Day of 300 for early planted/emerged potato fields in most of Wisconsin. So read more on preventive management from page 2 of the Vegetable Crop Update.

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5/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Continue to scout fields for Colorado potato beetle (CPB), corn borers (ECB) and leafhoppers. A treatment should be considered for adults when you find 25 beetles per 50 plants and defoliation has reached the 10% level. Once larvae are detected, the threshold is 4 small larvae per plant or 1.5 large larvae per plant. As a general guideline, controls should be applied for leafhoppers if you find ½ to one adult per sweep and/or one nymph per every 10 leaves.

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5/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
No fungicides are recommended at this time but be sure to check out DSV accumulations as of May 29 from this latest late blight update.

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5/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
European researchers and companies concerned with the potato disease phytophthora will work more closely with parties in other parts of the world. The first move was made during the biennial meeting of the European network EuroBlight, held in Romania earlier this month. Read more on the efforts from this Potato Grower story.

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5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Based on the Blitecast, we are nearing the DSV 18 threshold in early planted/emerged fields in the Grand Marsh area at this time. Read more on preventive management for late blight from page 2 of this Vegetable Crop Update.

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5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Cuchi pelo. Llunchuy. Puma maky. Yawar. These foreign and exotic names are names of native potatoes that will soon be appearing on the tables of Peruvian households. Read more on the powerhouse of Peru from this Potato Grower article.

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5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Although record low precipitation has been the main driver of one of the worst droughts in California history, abnormally high temperatures have also played an important role in amplifying its adverse effects, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey and university partners. Read more on the drought effects from this AgFax.com article.

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5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Chip potato markets are quiet. Buyers are showing little interest in open market purchases, as manufacturers fill plants almost exclusively with contract potatoes. Read more on potato markets from Bruce Huffaker's commentary at the link below.

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5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
A rainy spring has delayed plantings for Wynne, Ark.-based sweet potato grower-shipper Matthews Ridgeview Farms, which could push harvest back from early August to mid-August, said Autumn Campbell, the company's sales manager. Read more on the late start from this Packer story.

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5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Be sure to check out current P-day (early blight) and Severity Value (late blight) accumulations from this Vegetable Crop Update newsletter.

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