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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
A growing resistance of potato psyllids to the neonicotinoid classification of insecticides has Ada Szczepaniec, Texas A&M AgriLife Research entomologist in Amarillo, looking to the future. Read more on the research from this Spudman article.

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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
This Focus on Potato presentation provides a synopsis of Pythium leak of potato. Growers, consultants, students and people interested in the potato industry will come to understand the pathogen, disease symptoms, epidemiology and management strategies associated with this worldwide disease of potato.

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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Degree day accumulations across much of southern and central Wisconsin have surpassed the 360 degree days (sine base 39°F) required for peak emergence (50%) of first generation flies. Untreated corn and vegetable seeds are at heightened risk of SCM damage during this period, especially if seed germination is delayed by low soil temperatures. Peak fly emergence should occur next week in areas north of Green Bay and Stevens Point.

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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
We're seeing seedcorn maggot problems this year, and some from infestations that probably started in when growing the transplants. Read more on these issues and the infestations being reported from this Vegetable, Small Fruit, and Mushroom Production article.

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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in College Station, Texas, have found a way to use digital images taken in aerial surveys to identify regrowth cotton that may be harboring boll weevils. Read more on the technology from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Black cutworms have been observed in traps across the state for the past couple of weeks. Several counties have reported significant moth flights (9 or more moths over a 2-night span). We can use the date of the significant flight to predict potential cutting dates based on degree day predictions. Check out a map of these predictions from this Bulletin article.

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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Delays in processing H-2A workers could seriously disrupt growers' summer plantings, industry officials said. The current H-2A crisis is the worst Frank Gasperini, executive vice president and CEO of the National Council of Agricultural Employers, said he's seen. Read more on the situation from this Packer story.

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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Dr. Charles Hillyer, AgriLife Extension irrigation engineering specialist's, idea is to make the soil maps, weather stations, soil sensors, flow meters, variable rate irrigation hardware - the tools now used to help with irrigation scheduling - a simpler part of crop production. Read more on the project from this AgriLife Extension article.

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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Vegetable crops vary greatly in their temperature tolerance, and the best success with high tunnel production will occur when crops requiring similar temperature ranges are grown together. Read more on temperature management in high tunnel production from pages 2-3 of the Vegetable Crop Update.

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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Diquat, the active ingredient in Reglone and other third-party products, is currently in the registration review process at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA reviews all pesticide active ingredients every 15 years and includes a human health and environmental risk assessment. Read more on the review from page 2 of the Vegetable Crop Update.

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