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Infographic: Beat the Blight

If you struggle with crop failure, you’re not alone. Take a look at the forces that challenge America’s agriculture.

By Rachael Brugger, Illustration by Tom Kimball

April 1, 2012

From intense sun exposure to damage-inducing winds, crops face a multitude of challenges that put their lives in danger—not to mention the small struggles they overcome on a daily basis. (Who doesn’t have a bad hair day from time to time?) In the infographic below, take a look at the problems facing your poor veggies. Surely, you’ll be able to sympathize.

Plus, find out what’s in and out in the world of produce, and catch up on the latest crop gossip.

But don’t think we’ll let you head to the garden empty-handed. Check out “Tending with TLC” for tips on keeping your vegetables happy and “High-maintenance Veggies” for a list of the problem children.

Beat the Blight
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April Fools!
We hope you got a chuckle out of our April Fool's Day prank!

While we like to think our veggies are living out secret lives in the garden while we’re not looking, there are some real issues facing American growers. Click here for a factual overview of America’s crop health. (This one’s for real. We promise!)

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