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5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Despite a cold and wet spring that delayed plantings on some vegetables, grower-shippers in South Carolina and North Carolina expect to bring typical supplies on most items. Read more on production from this Packer story.

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5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
California water regulators on May 22nd accepted an offer from California farmers with the most senior water rights to reduce their consumption by 25 percent. Read more on the offer from this Capital Press article.

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5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Canadian authorities have ended their investigation into an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked tentatively to leafy greens without identifying a source. Read more on the investigation from this Packer story.

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5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
It's time to spray for weeds. Farmers may consider a tank mixture of postemergence and residual herbicides using a concept we call 'lay-by'. Read more on spraying weeds in sugarbeets from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
As spring planting season continues at a rapid pace, there are more reports of poor stands or stand losses in vegetable crops. The culprits are often soil insects or diseases; however, poor quality seed or plants can also be a source of the problem. Read more on this issue from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Green and Red Leaf: Supplies will be extremely light on green leaf this week; struggle to cover commitments all week. The red leaf supplies are good; full coverage. Quality remains good on both mixes, but sizing is a bit smaller than normal on green leaf. Green will be 18-20 lbs. per case with heads at only 8-9" long. Red leaf is 24-25 lbs. per case with 10-11" long heads. Iceberg Lettuce: Light supplies available on Andy Boy lettuce this week and heavy to 30's. Quality is good although insects are more prevalent for this time or year. Expect prices to be steady. Romaine: Supplies will be close to average this week and next. There has been some light but occasional fringe burn on some heads of romaine this week. The carton will be 36-37 lbs. Each head is expected to be 10-11" long. Romaine Hearts: Overall supplies will be close to average. Demand is good. Quality continues to be good. We are seeing cupping, and a good ratio of green to bleached coloring. Due to the dry conditions throughout the Valley, there is bug pressure in the fields along with a bit of fringe burn. Everything possible is being done to minimize the issues.

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5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Late planting and slowed root growth may result in a greater need for June irrigation for developing crops as we enter into the typical drier weather of summer. Read more on the need for early irrigation from this MSU Extension article.

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5/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
According to recent research released by Mintel, customers buy organic food for multiple reasons. This Vegetable Grower News article provides a summary from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

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5/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Getting seedlings from the transplant tray into the field is essential for a good crop. In this Vegetable Crops Hotline Liz Maynard provides some suggestions for successful transplant establishment.

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5/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Each year, many vegetable growers in the region lose a significant number of transplants. Growers will need to decide how to deal with plant losses in the field. Replanting with transplants is the best option. However, the base cause of the loss must be known to avoid losses again in the replanting. Read more on transplant losses and replant options from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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