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7/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
Several fungal sugarbeet diseases cause significant production issues in Minnesota. Management of three of the most important diseases are discussed in this Minnesota Crop News article: Cercospora leaf spot, Rhizoctonia root rot, and Fusarium yellows.

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6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Basil downy mildew has been confirmed on field-grown basil in southern and central New Jersey on 6/29/16. This is the first report of the pathogen in New Jersey and the mid-Atlantic region this growing season. All basil growers are encouraged to scout on a regular basis and initiate a protectant fungicide program if one hasn't been started.

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6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Japanese beetles have been emerging from the soil and will begin feeding on basil soon if not already doing so. It is critical that sweet basil plantings be scouted several times a week, as this pest can rapidly defoliate the plants.

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6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Quick question: has retail "shrink" for fresh produce increased or decreased in the last ten years? Read more on the answer to this question from this Packer article.

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6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Joe Guenthner got thinking about the storage life of different produce items and scientific efforts to solve post-harvest problems. He was curious about produce at both ends of the storage life spectrum. Read more of his thoughts on the issue from this Packer story.

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6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Growers in California's Monterey County set a new record for crop production value at $4.84 billion in 2015, up about 7.75% over the prior year and almost $1 billion since 2011. Read more on the record crop values from this Packer article.

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6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Wisconsin grower-shipper Trembling Prairie Farms Inc. expects to begin harvesting celery July 10. Read more on the upcoming harvest from this Packer story.

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6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Schools across the country are using Smarter Lunchroom tactics to encourage kids to make healthier choices. Find out more on the tactics and how they work from this Packer report.

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6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Packaging technologies can only work with good refrigeration at every link of the chain - starting at the farm. Read more on storage techniques from this Vegetable Grower News article.

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6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Closed refrigerated display cases can save on retail energy costs and better preserve the quality of fresh-cut packs. Find out more on these valuable research findings from this Packer report.

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