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Mike Roegge
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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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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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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

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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

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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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Weekly Fruit and Vegetable Update

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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...

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Weekly Fruit and Vegetable Update

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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...

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Weekly Fruit and Vegetable Update

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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...

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Weekly Fruit and Vegetable Update

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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...

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