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4/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
The overall number of illnesses caused by pathogens commonly transmitted by food remained unchanged in 2013 when compared to 2006 statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Find out more on the numbers from this Packer article and video.

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4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
With the recent cold, windy weather as a reminder, Gordon Johnson reprints an article from 2011 that he wrote on transplanting early warm season vegetables. Read his advice from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
Given the cold, wet start to spring, there is a good chance that we will see more than our usual amount of damage from the root and seed maggots. Three species of seed and root maggots attack vegetables in Indiana. Read more on these pests from pages 3-4 of the Vegetable Crops Hotline.

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4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
Dan Egel and Liz Maynard received a call from a greenhouse grower recently with a tomato transplant problem. The grower described yellow seed leaves and curled foliage. Read more on the cause of the problem from pages 2-3 of the Vegetable Crops Hotline.

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4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
One of the disadvantages of high tunnels is that the modification of the environment will sometimes make it possible for insects to survive and thrive at times when they would not normally be a problem outside. As a result, Dan Egel recently found claybacked cutworm on tomato plants. Read more on the pests from this Veggie Diseases Blog.

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4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
Plastic mulch, usually used with trickle irrigation, has many horticultural benefits for summer vegetable crops, and black plastic controls most annual weeds. Mulch does not solve all the weed problems in the field, and creates new challenges for the grower. Read more on these challenges from this Plant & Pest Advisory article.

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4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
As California strawberry production has increased in the Santa Maria district in recent years, so too has competition for labor among vegetable and berry growers. Read more on the competition from this Packer article.

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4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Avocados and lettuce may see the biggest produce price increases this year because of drought conditions in California, one economist believes. Read more on rising prices from this Packer article.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Frieda's Inc. wants "to change the way America eats fruits & vegetables" with a scary new campaign. The "Eat One Fruit a Day That Scares You" challenges shoppers to put more specialty fruits such as dragon fruit and mangosteens into their shopping carts and on their plates at restaurants, according to a news release.

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4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
Americans are twice as likely to get food poisoning from food prepared at a restaurant compared with food prepared at home, newly published data from the Center for Science in the Public Interest shows. Read more on the findings from this Packer article.

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