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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
Vertical tillage tools vary in their ability to till and loosen the soil and cut and size corn residues. Read more on vertical tillage from this MSU Extension article.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
Colorful Harvest is harvesting Ruby Jewel sweet red corn about a week sooner than expected. Thanks to an expanded planting schedule, the Salinas, Calif.-based grower-shipper anticipates consistent supply through Labor Day, according to a news release.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
Soil testing and applying phosphorous at agronomic rates is the first step in phosphorus management. Read more on using phosphorus wisely from this MSU Extension article.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
As prospects for a timely start to spring planting diminish, growers need to re-assess their planting strategies and consider adjustments. Find out what adjustments may need to be made from this article in the C.O.R.N. Newsletter.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
Spraying season is just around the corner. Just take a moment to review some common sense ideas Erdal Ozkan mentions in this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article to get the most out of those expensive pesticides you will be spraying.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
The 2014 fall potato harvest is estimated to be 3.3 percent larger than 2013 and is the second-highest production level observed in the last 10 years. Pages 5-6 of the Vegetables & Pulses Outlook has more on production of potatoes.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
Expanded aggregate production, an increased proportion of smaller-sized tubers, and lower feed grain prices put downward pressure on the 2014 all potato price. At an average of $8.62 per cwt, the 2014 all potato price is $1.09 below the 2013 price, a year-to-year decline of 11.2 percent. The 2014 price is also below the 5-year average price of $9.04 per cwt. Read more on the potato markets from pages 6-8 of the Vegetables & Pulses Outlook.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
Production of vegetables for processing market (excluding potatoes and mushrooms) totaled 38.5 billion pounds in 2014-up 12 percent from 2013. Read more on their production from pages 3-4 of the Vegetables & Pulses Outlook.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
The United States continues to be a net importer of processed canned, frozen, and dried vegetables (including mushrooms and potatoes). Import value, which totaled $3.1 billion in 2014, exceeded export value by $1.3 billion. Read more import and export data from page 13 of the Vegetables & Pulses Outlook article.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
The rise in U.S. domestic production in vegetables and pulses volume did not translate to higher domestic use, in part, due to increased demand for potatoes and tomatoes from export markets. Read more on domestic production starting on page 14 of the Vegetables & Pulses Outlook.

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