Former Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
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Monday, June 22, 2015
1- 4" soil temperatures: Monmouth 72.1 Perry 73 2- Growing Degree Days since April 1 st (base 50 degrees) Monmouth 1144 (11 year average is 946) Perry 1246 (11 year average is 1019) 3- Rain 4 times of more each week is getting OLD. Excess moisture adversely affects roots as saturated soils have very lit...
Monday, June 15, 2015
1- Soil temperatures, 4" depth Monmouth 71.7 Perry 73.5 2- Strawberry harvest is slowly winding down. For most folks, the yields were good. Weather the past week has certainly made picking fun for those who are still harvesting. Renovation should be completed as soon as harvest is over. See the latest issue of the IL Fruit and Vegetable News for informat...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
1- 4" soil temps Monmouth 67.9 Perry 72.5 2- European Corn Borer are present in early sweet corn, populations depend largely upon how much non GMO field corn is raised in the area. Some fields have infestations of up to 40% and control will be required to prevent the borers from entering the ear. This weeks IL Fruit and Vegetable News contains info on id...
Monday, June 1, 2015
As you saw last week, Kyle Cecil has left Extension for "greener pastures" and asked if I could carry on the tradition he began with this weekly update. Thanks, Mike 1-Monmouth Growing degree days (base 50) since April 1- 704 Perry Growing degree days since (base 50) since April 1- 771 2- Monmouth 4" bare soil temperature- 56.7 Perry 4" bare soil temperat...