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Mike Roegge
Former Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms



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Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri
Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

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Posted by Mike Roegge - Articles

4" bare soil temps Monmouth 82 Perry 80 Growing Degree Days (base 50 degrees) since April 1 Monmouth 2635 Average (11 year): 2494 Perry 2860 Average (11 year): 2666 Now is the time to begin seeding fall/winter crops for both high tunnels and outdoor...

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Growing degree days, base 50, from April 1 Monmouth 2224 Average (11 year): 2041 b. Perry 2415 Average (11 year): 2177 Rain fell in the Quincy and surrounding area the morning of Sunday, Aug. 9 th . The first rain in two weeks, and it was needed. Some folks got a l...

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Growing degree days since April 1 st (base 50 degrees) Monmouth 2068 Average (11 year): 1892 b. Perry 2241 Average (11 year): 2016 2. It's been a week since the last rain fell in the Quincy area, some have gone a bit longer. As much as I hate to say this, b...

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Growing Degree Days (base 50) since April 1 st Monmouth 1899 Average (11 year): 1737 b. Perry 2056 Average (11 year): 1851 2. Still too much water, I recorded another 3/4 " of rain over the weekend. These saturated soils are devoid of oxygen, and it's been...

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Posted by Mike Roegge - Articles

1- Growing Degree Days (base 50, since April 1) Monmouth 1734 Average (11 year): 1577 b. Perry 1884 Average (11 year): 1681 2- Wet soils are seriously compromising perennial crops. The lack of any oxygen in saturated soils creates an anaerobic condition, which de...

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Gateway Small Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Posted by Mike Roegge - Articles

1- Growing degree days (base 50) since April 1 Monmouth 1417; 11 year average- 1260 Perry 1533; 11 year average- 1345 2- Japanese Beetle have been with us for several weeks now. They will feed on over 250 different plants, but do have their favorites. Sevin is a very effective product against the beetle. When you first notice the beetles, take action, as...

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Weekly Fruit and Vegetable Update

Posted by Mike Roegge - Articles

1- 4" bare soil temperature Monmouth 66.3 Perry 69.4 2- Growing Degree Days (base 50 degrees) since April 1 Monmouth 1283, 10 year ave. 1103 Perry 1401, 10 year ave. 1180 3- All the rains and high humidities are causing nearly all fruit and vegetable crops disease issues. Tomatoes are no exception. Early blight an...

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