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5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
They may be talking tomatoes but they're really talking big potatoes. The Department of Agriculture and Forestry is asking gardeners to plant only tomato varieties with a proven resistance to a new strain of late blight. Read more on the request from this Guardian article.

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5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Late planting and slowed root growth may result in a greater need for June irrigation for developing crops as we enter into the typical drier weather of summer. Read more on the need for early irrigation from this MSU Extension article.

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5/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
High tunnel insect management can be challenging, and whiteflies on tomatoes and other vegetable crops can be one of the more common challenges. Read more on symptoms and management of whiteflies from this Kentucky Pest News article.

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5/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
According to recent research released by Mintel, customers buy organic food for multiple reasons. This Vegetable Grower News article provides a summary from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

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5/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Production of vegetables in the high tunnel requires a different approach to disease management than field production. High tunnel environments tend to be wind free and prone to high humidity. Read more on disease management in these conditions from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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5/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Each year, many vegetable growers in the region lose a significant number of transplants. Growers will need to decide how to deal with plant losses in the field. Replanting with transplants is the best option. However, the base cause of the loss must be known to avoid losses again in the replanting. Read more on transplant losses and replant options from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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5/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Getting seedlings from the transplant tray into the field is essential for a good crop. In this Vegetable Crops Hotline Liz Maynard provides some suggestions for successful transplant establishment.

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5/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
Changes are coming quickly with expanding Food and Drug Administration oversight of the produce industry, and Michael McCartney said mid-sized companies need to have a plan to meet those expectations. Read more on the changes from this Packer article.

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5/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
Extended periods of rainy weather spell "feast" for fungal plant pathogens, since they are highly dependent on moisture for their growth and infection. Read more on disease control from this MSU Extension article.

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5/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Most schools meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture's nutrition standards for school meals, but some voices continue to call for flexibility and are advocating for removal of the requirement to serve a half a cup of fruits or vegetables at each school meal. Read more on the standards from this Packer story.

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