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7/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Farms that market their goods directly to consumers tend to create more jobs in their own regions than those that don't, a university study has found. Read more on these findings from this Capital Press article.

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7/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Marketers say varying ideas on what "local" means can make marketing a challenge. Read more on this definition from The Packer story at the link below.

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7/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
These are rotten times for California's tomato farmers as an oversupply of processed tomatoes and weaker demand have pushed prices lower. Read more on the situation from this CNBC News article.

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7/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
The latest DSV and P-day values as of July 26 are presented in this report.

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7/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
California processing tomato harvest is underway, and with lower prices this year, growers say they will need a good crop if they want to see decent returns. Read more on tomato acreage from this Ag Alert.

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7/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
There have been a number of recent reports of two-spotted spider mites on tomatoes, both in high tunnel and field production. To prevent yield loss to spider mites, producers are encouraged to monitor their fields weekly to catch infestations when populations are still low. Read more on the damage and management from this Kentucky Pest News article.

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7/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) has caused more problems than usual this year, particularly in high tunnel tomato. Prevention, early identification, and management will help reduce plant and yield losses. This Kentucky Pest News article provides the symptoms to look for, preventative tactics, and brief suggestions on how to reduce incidence in crops once disease is confirmed.

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7/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
One pest that is becoming more common is the yellow-striped armyworm. This pest has a wide host range and will feed on tomato, pepper, cole crops, and leafy vegetables. Read more on damage and management from this Kentucky Pest News article.

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7/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
With the expected high temperatures this weekend and next week, there is high potential for sunburn in fruits and fruiting vegetables. Growers may need to consider ways to protect against sunburn. Sunburn is most prevalent on days with high temperatures, clear skies and high light radiation. There are three types of sunburn which may have effects on the fruits. Read more on the three types and preventing it from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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7/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
The July 19th potato and tomato disease forecast is now available online with the latest DSV accumulations.

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