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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Faculty members of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have looked into their crystal ball and come up with food trends they see for 2015. Read more details from their list from this Grower article.

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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
The market is still in an extreme situation, however, we are starting to see prices come down and expect to see a substantial change next week. The weather has been favorable and has helped boost production. Industry-wide shortages are to be expected for at least another week. We are anticipating some relief then.

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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Of roughly 10,000 samples of mostly produce collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several state agricultural departments in 2013, more than 99% had pesticide residues below Environmental Protection Agency tolerances. Read more on pesticide residues from this Grower article.

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12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
A Canadian greenhouse grower-shipper has found a good home for its misshapen vegetables. Read more on the line of vegetables from this Packer article.

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12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Tomato shippers reported lower prices as December progressed, though demand for some fruit remained very strong. Read more on pricing from this Packer article.

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12/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
While growers can potentially find any type of insect pest in the high tunnel, whiteflies and thrips are the most common... and the most troublesome. Read more on both pests and their management from this Kentucky Pest News article.

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12/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Respondents in Southwest Florida report that worms are still around but note that pressure has declined from a few weeks ago. Read more on worm pressures from page 6 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline article.

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12/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Around SW Florida, scouts report that some new bacterial spot is being found in tomato and pepper. In the Manatee/Hillsborough area, bacterial spot is widely present in older tomatoes especially in the wake of recent heavy rains. Read more on bacterial spot presence and management starting on page 9 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline.

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12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
U.S. imports of fruits and vegetables will continue to outpace exports, according to the latest government forecast. Read more on import and export expectations from this Packer article.

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12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
Around Immokalee, target spot becoming more widespread in tomato in a number of locations. Target spot is also widely present around Manatee County. In East Coast production areas, target spot is common on some older tomato. Read more on target spot from pages 8-9 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline article.

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