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8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Keeping fresh produce fresh in transit to market is a big deal, and transportation and logistics providers play a key role in getting product safely to customers and, ultimately, consumers. Read more on timeliness from this Packer story.

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8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM
With produce leading the way, consumption of organics set a record in 2015, but marketers say even better times lie ahead for the category because of younger consumers with increasing buying power. Read more on the growth of organics from this Packer story.

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8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Shade cloth helps with reducing temperatures inside the high tunnel. But it also reduces light intensity that is essential for photosynthesis. To better understand to what extent can temperature and light reduced with a shade cloth applied on top of a high tunnel, be sure to read this Vegetable Crops Hotline article.

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8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Grower-shippers of Baja California, Mexico, tomatoes took a bit of a break in August and look forward to what they hope will be a stronger market in the fall. Read more on the rebound from this Packer article.

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8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
For the first time, a pesticide-resistant whitefly has been discovered outdoors in the U.S. In April, landscapers spraying flowers and shrubs in a south Florida garden discovered the Q-biotype whitefly that carries crop-destroying viruses. Read more on the finding from this Packer article.

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8/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Research efforts through the University of Florida/IFAS continues in many areas, including tomato production. And Dr. Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, says one researcher's work has found a way for growers to cut costs with how they grow tomatoes and other crops with raised beds.

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8/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Research efforts in genetic modification could bring back flavor in tomatoes, and a research study shows that these efforts are paying off: consumers in a taste test preferred genetically engineered tomatoes over conventional and even organic heirloom tomatoes. Read more on the research from this Genetic Literacy Project article.

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8/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
Oceanside Pole brand tomato volumes are peaking in August. That sets up perfectly for late-summer vine-ripe and roma promotions. Read more on the peak from this Packer story.

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8/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Snacking is a booming trend for kids as much as for adults, and it is encouraging fresh produce marketers to develop new products geared toward the younger generation. Read more on the trend and opportunity from this Packer story.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Processing tomato growers are stepping up their harvest of a crop whose acreage is diminished, not so much because of drought but because of global market conditions. Read more on tomato acreage and markets from this Capital Press story.

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