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3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
The incredible growth the kale category has enjoyed over the past few years may have softened a bit, some grower-shippers say, but the numbers still are impressive. Read more on kale's staying power from this Packer story.

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3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
A slow start to new-crop Florida production and continued weather-related problems in Mexico put a dent in tomato volumes and size at the beginning of spring. Read more on tomato volumes from this Packer story.

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3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Every good reason to grow tomatoes and other high-return vegetables and small fruits in high tunnels has a compelling argument to counter it, according to a Cornell University Extension vegetable specialist. Read more on growing vegetables in high tunnels from this Vegetable Grower News article.

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3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Growers and other industry representatives could benefit from upgrades to a national electronic marketing tool for buying and selling locally produced foods, according to the program's developers. Read more on the tool from this Vegetable Grower News article.

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3/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Sometimes newly transplanted crops don't take off like we'd expect. It may be hard to say exactly what is going on with some transplants, but it would not be surprising if they were cases of over application of a fertilizer or soil amendment, leading to toxicities for the plant.

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3/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Round, Roma, Plum, and Grape: Cooler weather in Florida and a seasonal decline have reduced yields in Florida and Mexico on Romas. Expect to see shorter supplies and some quality defects. We are seeing light color and weather related quality issues on Romas. Round, cherry and grape tomatoes have good quality and volume.

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3/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
Many Indiana vegetable crops begin life as transplants. If lack of nutrients, lack of light, disease, or other problems slow growth during this stage it may reduce establishment success and/or growth and yield in the field or high tunnel. Good management of the factors in this Vegetable Crops Hotline should lead to healthy transplants.

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3/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was joined by three health professionals in a news conference to urge Congress to maintain strong nutrition standards for school meals. Read more on the healthy standards from this Packer story.

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3/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
Mites can be challenging pests to manage in greenhouses and high tunnels. As a result, regular weekly monitoring becomes the backbone for mite management. Read more on managing mites from this Kentucky Pest News article.

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3/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
This Vegetable Crops Hotline article discusses why copper products have become less useful in the control of this important disease and options for managing bacterial spot of tomato.

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