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6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
In addition to blossom drop, high temperature and high light intensity contribute to sunscald injury, uneven ripening, and cracking of tomato fruit. To protect tomatoes from damage caused by excessive heat, we placed 30% black shade cloth on top of the high tunnel. Read more on whether you should do this or not from this Vegetable Crops Hotline article.

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6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Plantings for fall harvested vegetables will be underway in the next few weeks. Timing these plantings can be a challenge, especially where multiple harvests are needed. Read more on their timing from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Waste from potato crops could be recycled into medical gels and beauty creams thanks to a new University of East Anglia (UEA) research project. Read more on the project from this Fresh Plaza article.

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6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Soybean planting progress in Kansas is ahead of last growing season but still there are soybean fields to get planted. Where soybean planting has been delayed, producers should consider a few key management practices. Read more on these practices from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
With the help of a federal fellowship, a Kansas State University plant pathology postdoctoral research associate will study a serious disease that has caused substantial losses to wheat and other grain crops in Kansas and around the world. Read more on the research study from this KSRE News article.

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6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
The heat continues in Kansas, particularly with the warm minimum temperatures. The heat this June can also cause problems for corn in Kansas. Read more on the effect on corn from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Both corn and soybean are susceptible to extreme heat (and water) stress during early vegetative stages. Learn more about plant responses to high heat and some practical steps to help mitigate the impact on your crops from this Crop Watch article.

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6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
While hail damage on soybean can be shocking, the growth habit of soybean and the timing of the recent damage provide encouragement that plants will recover well. Read more on the impact of the hail on the soybean crop from this Bulletin article.

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6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Even though "steamrollered" corn is a disheartening sight, several factors converged to make this much less damaging than we would often see with such events at this time of year and with corn this size. Read more on the storm damage in corn from this Bulletin article.

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6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Every season weather events such as hail or flooding can damage or destroy previously planted crops in all or in portions of fields. In May or even early June, many producers will replant these areas. As the end of June approaches, the window for replanting narrows and producers may want to do a more careful evaluation of whether or not to replant. Read some replanting considerations in this Pest & Crop Newsletter.

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