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4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
As we are gearing up to soon post disease forecasting information in this newsletter, and have added new subscribers, it is necessary to provide some explanation of the 18 disease severity value and 300 P-Day concepts used in disease forecasting and IPM programming. Read more on these concepts from pages 4-5 of the Vegetable Crop Update.

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4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
Often the earliest disease concerns in vegetable crops include damping-off and/or poor stand or emergence. Early season damping-off and seedling failures are often caused by one or more soilborne pathogens that are promoted by cool, moist soils. Read more on symptoms and management from this Vegetable Crops Update.

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4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
The most common problem for farmers and crop consultants when determining an optimal nitrogen (N) rate for corn is that they never truly know if and by how much they "over" applied their N fertilizer. Read more on determining optimum rates from this Vegetable Crop Update article.

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4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Idaho Potato Commission's Great Big Idaho Potato Truck has left on another national tour. Read more on the tour from this Capital Press article.

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4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Demand for some U.S. potatoes was showing signs in mid-April of picking up. Wisconsin and Colorado russet markets would likely stay stable heading into summer, but prices for Idaho spuds could rise, said Kevin Stanger, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Wada Farms Marketing Group LLC, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Read more on this outlook from this Packer story.

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4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Avocados and lettuce may see the biggest produce price increases this year because of drought conditions in California, one economist believes. Read more on rising prices from this Packer article.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
A three year Potato Council-funded study has just been completed which has evaluated the irrigation requirements for a range of varieties for tuber quality, while also accessing the impact to beneficial soil microorganisms. Read more on the study from this Potato News Today article.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
In response to questions from the US government, industry officials provided the latest information regarding efforts to maintain and reopen the Korean market for US fresh potatoes. Those discussions included ensuring chipping potatoes from the Pacific Northwest could continue to be imported at the end of this season and the lack of progress on restoring table stock access from the Pacific Northwest and several other states. New access for additional states was also raised. The US government is expecting a response to a March 2014 letter on all of these issues by the Korean government in the coming months

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced the allocation of funds provided by the 2014 Farm Bill designed to prevent the introduction or spread of pests and diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture and the environment. Read more on the funds from this Potato News Today article.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Frieda's Inc. wants "to change the way America eats fruits & vegetables" with a scary new campaign. The "Eat One Fruit a Day That Scares You" challenges shoppers to put more specialty fruits such as dragon fruit and mangosteens into their shopping carts and on their plates at restaurants, according to a news release.

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