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5/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
University of California Cooperative Extension Specialist Jeff Mitchell is leading a study of overhead irrigation systems to see how the technology will work in various crops grown in in the Golden State. Results are mostly encouraging for many of the crops studied. Read more on the study from this Western Farm Press article.

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5/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Q-biotype whitefly, a significant tropical and subtropical pest, may threaten Florida crops and ornamentals if immediate measures are not taken to prevent its spread. Read more on the whitefly threat from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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5/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
A major recall has hit the frozen food aisle thanks to a possible listeria threat at a plant that supplies almost 400 products to grocery stores in Canada and the U.S. Read more on the recall from this Kamloops BCNow article.

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5/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Despite hopes for a drenching from El Niño, California farmers are facing another drought year in 2016. Even after four years of the worst drought on record, California farm output was a record $54 billion in 2015, accounting for more than half of the nation's fresh produce. Read more on the importance of irrigation technology from this Vegetable Grower News article.

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5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
As predicted last week, Rick Foster has received a number of reports of damage to various vegetables from the root and seed maggots. These pests need to be managed preventively. Read more on its management from this Vegetable Crops Hotline article.

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5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Q-biotype whitefly, a significant tropical and subtropical pest, may threaten Florida crops such as tomatoes, squash, beans, watermelons and many other vegetables and ornamentals if immediate measures are not taken to prevent its spread. Read more on the threat from this Panhandle Ag e-News article.

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5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
With the very mild winter weather conditions this year a lot of volunteer potatoes survived over winter. Growers are now seeing a lot of problems with volunteer potatoes in other crops such as corn, sugar beet, wheat and onions. Volunteer potatoes can be very hard to eliminate if the correct control measures are not taken at the most appropriate time. The potato tuber initiation stage has been shown to be the best time for herbicide application in order to kill the volunteer potato plant, prevent re-sprouting, and prevent tuber production. In this article, Dr. Pamela Hutchinson, Potato Cropping Systems Weed Scientist, has put together a great report on methods for controlling volunteer potatoes in other crops.

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5/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
What do you get when you cross celery and lettuce? Celtuce, of course. Cathy Isom tells you about a leafy vegetable that will have you doing a double-take.

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5/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
Organic price premiums are the "bottom line" to the whole organic food movement. If there is no premium, there is arguably no organic movement. So read more on research into organic premiums from this Packer story.

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5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
A 800-page International Trade Commission analysis says that U.S. fresh fruit, vegetable and nut exports will increase by $990 million if the Trans-Pacific Partnership is enacted. Read more on this prediction from this Packer story.

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