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8/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
This year's sugar beet harvest gets off to an early start with some farmers starting as early as August 15th. It seems like 2016 will be an above average season for sugar beets and that's the good news. Of course, all good news can come with some bad news. Read more on the season from this KVRR Local News article.

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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
The typical manila to cream colored white mold lesions are appearing in dry beans and soybeans. The incidence and severity varies by crop and growth stage but both appear to be relatively low. This may change over time as the crops mature. Read more on white mold incidence from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Soil sampling is an essential part of good crop nutrient management. The primary reason for soil testing in our region is for nitrate-N for crops that require N in our nutrient recommendation system. Read more on soil sampling from this Crop & Pest Report 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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8/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Idaho growers anticipate digging another record-yielding sugar beet crop and potatoes with excellent quality, thanks to ideal weather during the critical points of this growing season. Read more on the outlook for both crops from this Capital Press article.

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8/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
Green & Red Leaf: Supplies on green leaf are normal. We are seeing the occasional fringe burn. Demand is normal for red leaf with good quality. Iceberg Lettuce: Supplies are good. We expect this market to remain steady due to good weather and lower acres. Overall quality is good. We are seeing some mildew and insect pressure but we are trying to relieve this at harvest. Romaine: Supplies are steady and demand is good. There have been some reports of insects. Romaine Hearts: Supplies have improved and demand has slowed. Quality is good.

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8/8/2016 12:00:00 AM
AMSCO Pathologist Dr. Oliver Neher is reporting that Cercospora leaf spot has been confirmed in sugarbeet fields in the Wendell and Rupert areas. The recent weather conditions have been favorable for disease development. According to the 2016 PNW Plant Disease Handbook, "High humidity or free moisture and high temperatures (77°F to 95°F days, nights above 60°F) favor infection". Many of the currently grown high-yielding sugarbeet varieties are susceptible or moderately susceptible to Cercospora. The 2016 PNW Plant Disease Handbook lists several fungicides that can be applied to treat this disease. Dr. Neher is also reporting that black bean aphid is being found in these areas. You may be able to tank mix insecticides for black bean aphid with fungicides used for Cercospora. Contact your crop consultant from Amalgamated Sugar Company for more information.

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8/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
In crop news, watermelon production is shifting and growers are set to begin digging new crop potatoes. Listen to more on both topics from this Packer broadcast.

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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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