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4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Early warm season vegetables such as tomatoes and watermelons require protection when transplanted in April. This Weekly Crop Update includes some consideration for these early plantings.

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4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Each year we see problems with low bed pH under plastic mulch. This can result in a range of problems including poor growth, manganese toxicities, calcium and magnesium deficiencies, poor fruit quality, increased water stress, and increased blossom end rot. Read more on the importance of balance pH before laying plastic mulch from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
This is the time of year when growers often call to complain about tomato transplants that do not look right. One possibility is that the seedlings suffer from heater problems. In particular, tomato plants are very susceptible to damage from the gas ethylene. Read more on the issue from this Vegetable Crops Hotline story.

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4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Mark Longstroth is trying to train himself to stop saying frost when he means freeze. They are not always the same thing. A frost is when we get a visible frost. A freeze is when the air temperature drops below freezing. Read more on the difference between the two from this MSU Extension article.

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4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
?This time of year, Dan Egel receives many questions about what fungicides to apply. He gets fewer questions about how to apply fungicides. In this Vegetable Crops Hotline he tries to address how to apply fungicides.

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4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Late blight has been occurring more often in the USA in recent years on tomatoes, but also potatoes. Beginning and experienced growers need to understand changes in the pathogen that account for this change and other facts about recent occurrences in order to manage late blight effectively. So be sure to check out this Potato Talk Today webinar at the link below.

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4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
For many years, the cost of controlled release fertilizers limited their use to high value horticulture applications. As costs are decreasing, especially with the polymer coated products, the economics is changing for vegetable and field crops. Read more on controlled release fertilizer products from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
One of the most important considerations for transplant production is managing "stretch" or height of transplants. The goal is to produce a transplant of a size that it can be handled by mechanical transplanters without damage and that are tolerant to wind. Read more on managing height from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Often the earliest disease concerns in vegetable crops include damping-off and/or poor stand or emergence. Read more on concerns over damping off from pages 1-2 of the Vegetable Crop Update.

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4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
About 12% of all produce sold in the U.S. is organic, according to a new study - almost double the amount found in another study. Read more on these findings from this Packer story.

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