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5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Green & Red Leaf: Supplies on red and green leaf are well below average. We are getting pro rates, prices are in escalation and quality is poor. Iceberg Lettuce: Supplies are low. Quality will be an issue, tipburn is showing up from wind and rain. Prices are escalated and we are seeing short product. Romaine: Supplies are very low. Quality will be an issue, tipburn is showing up from wind and rain. Prices are in escalation. Romaine Hearts: Supplies are average and quality is a little above average. Prices are high.

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5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Demand has exceeded supply on large size cartons this past week. Growers are now exclusively shipping Burbanks, and the size profile is heavier to smaller sizes. As a result, we are seeing stronger FOBs on larger sized cartons and we expect this trend to continue. No. 2 grade potatoes and small size consumer bag potatoes are in good supply and are currently exceeding demand.

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5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Earlier soybean planting coupled with increasing seed costs and higher commodity prices have led to a surge in the number of acres planted with seed treatments. Recent studies have suggested that growers should consider lowering seeding rates to increase their return on investment. Read more on this advice and a recent study from this Crop Manager article.

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5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last season we concluded a rather large multi-year, multi-location experiment to determine the optimum seeding rate for a range of diverse spring wheat varieties. Read more on seeding rates from this Minnesota Crop News article.

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5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Your primary goal for improving corn response to nitrogen fertilizer should be to minimize nitrogen exposure to wet conditions while still meeting crop demand. Read more on optimizing nitrogen return from this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
It is estimated that the US will plant 1.159 million acres of sugarbeet in 2016. American Crystal Sugar Company will plant just over 400,000 acres, Minn-Dak will plant 115,000 acres, and Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative will plant about 119,000 acres. Read more on expected acreage from this Pest & Crop article.

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5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
A recent cool front and nighttime temps down in the forties have had folks ask about effects on soybean. Soybeans are pretty tolerant to air temps above 45 F after emergence, but are sometimes affected through chilling if soil temperatures are cold enough at the wrong time. Read more on chilling injury from this UTcrops News blog.

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5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Data collected from over 200 soybean fields in North Dakota were used for this report. A number of additional surveys are still being processed. In further analysis, interactions will also be examined. Conclusions based on the 2015 grower survey data are presented in this Crop & Pest Report article.

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5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
The beginning of our 2016 planting window has been marked by short periods of suitable planting weather along with intermittent wet or cool spells. Given the recent weather fluctuations, it would not hurt to evaluate plant stands or at least the progress from germination to emergence in fields that have been planted. Read more on evaluating germination and emergence from this North Carolina Cotton article.

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5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Due to reduced planted area, International Grains Council pegged 2016/17 U.S. wheat production at 52.8 million metric tons (MMT), down 5 percent from 2015/16. Read more on wheat production from this AgFax article.

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