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12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Drive just about anywhere in the state and you can find old corn fields that have a tremendous amount of young corn plants in them. The amount of plants in fields and the number of fields with volunteer corn plants seems much higher than normal. There are a number of reasons for this which are covered in this Grain Crops Update article.

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12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Page 3 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline reports that around the Glades, lesser cornstalk borer trap counts are very high, especially in the northern and southern sand land areas. Scouts report that they are beginning to see the first signs of lesser cornstalk borer adult activity in newly emerged corn.

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12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Page 9 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline reports that around the Glades, low levels of Northern corn leaf spot have been reported in sweet corn. This disease is favored by moderate temperature and high relative humidity. Sometimes mistaken for northern corn leaf blight, northern corn leaf spot typically exhibits narrow linear lesions up to 1/8 to ½ inch long running in a line along leaf vein resembling a "string of pearls."

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12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Pages 6-7 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline report that around Immokalee, target spot remains a concern in tomato as fields approach maturity but overall is mostly low. Read more on the disease from this full report.

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12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Growers and scouts in the Manatee Ruskin area report that leafminer pressure has been very high and note that most growers are spraying for leafminer every 7-10 days. Read more on leafminer pressures from pages 2-3 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline

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12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Around Southwest Florida, bacterial spot has slowed down and but is still a concern in some fields and continues to spread with heavy dews. Page 6 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline has more details on the disease.

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12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Around SW Florida, growers and scouts report that worm pressure has been moderate to high depending on locations but note that growers have been getting good control. Read more on worm pressures from page 3 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline.

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12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Chris Voigt, executive director for the Washington State Potato Commission, said he's heard that yields in the state are variable due to the early maturity of the crop, with some really good fields and some below par. Read more on the Northwest crop from this Packer story.

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12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
The fight against greening and market forces put the Sunshine State's industry in a state of flux. Find out more on the industry from this Packer video.

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12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Food safety experts and salad companies expressed skepticism about a recent study in the United Kingdom that raised concerns of salmonella in bagged salads. Find out more on the study from this Packer article.

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