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4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
As we are gearing up to soon post disease forecasting information in this newsletter, and have added new subscribers, it is necessary to provide some explanation of the 18 disease severity value and 300 P-Day concepts used in disease forecasting and IPM programming. Read more on these concepts from pages 4-5 of the Vegetable Crop Update.

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4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
Optimizing citrus tree root health and controlling insect vectors with neonicotinoid insecticides may play key roles in managing the dreaded citrus greening disease, said Florida-based Syngenta agronomic service representative John Taylor.

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4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
The annual Syngenta Community Grant Program recently awarded $70,000 to 16 local organizations serving its headquarters site communities of Minnetonka, Minn., and Greensboro, N.C., as part of its broader community relations efforts.

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4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
When temperatures dipped well below freezing the night of April 6-7, it may have caused moderate to significant damage to wheat in parts of Kansas, said Kansas State University agronomist Jim Shroyer. Read more on monitoring for damage from this Kansas Wheat story.

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4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Most of the wheat crop in Kentucky is either still tillering (Feekes 4-5) or just beginning to joint (Feekes 6). Although this has presented management challenges this year, it also may have protected the crop against freeze injury from the unusually cold temperatures the past two nights. Read more on its escape from injury from this Grain Crops Update article.

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4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Herbicide-resistant weeds seriously threaten long-term agriculture production in many parts of the United States. An industry-wide effort by major farm groups and agribusiness companies ask farmers to vow now to help stop the epidemic-like spread. Read more on the effort from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Bean leaf beetle is one of the few crop pests relevant for field crop growers that is strongly influenced by winter weather: the colder the winter weather, the more it will fail to survive until spring. Read more on their mortality from this Field Crop News story.

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4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
With the cool spring, plant growth has been delayed, but farmers and applicators particularly in the Southern half of PA are considering burndown options for corn. Read more on options from this Field Crop News article.

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4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Computer modeling done by weed researchers has shown the best way to tackle resistant barnyardgrass. ""We want to understand how to best protect technologies and herbicides within rice and other crops," says Jason Norsworthy.

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4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
U.S. peanut producers are truly competing in a world market, a recent example being the exuberance exhibited when China bought 300,000 tons of U.S. peanuts in 2012. So read more on marketing for profitability from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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