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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 4-13-2020

Posted by Kyle Cecil -
4 inch soil temp : 58.1 F (as of Sunday) Growing Degree Days Since April 1: Actual total: 179 Average (11 year): 105 Cool weather and crops : Crops: broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, onions, lettuce, peas, radish, spinach, turnips will grow with daytime temperatures as low as 40°F and may survive a frosty nip. Semi-hardy cro...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 4-13-2015

Posted by Kyle Cecil -
4 inch soil temp : 49.9 F Growing Degree Days Since April 1: Actual total: 95 Average (11 year): 59 Minimum soil temps for many common crops has been achieved. One can confidently have growing in the field by now; beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, radish, spinach, leaf lettuces, kale and turnips....

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 4-7-2015

Posted by Kyle Cecil -
4 inch soil temp 47.4⁰ F Growing Degree Days (GDD) since April 1: Actual total: 39 Average (11 year): 23 Continuous use of high phosphorus fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or 15-30-15, or high rates of manure or manure compost results in phosphorus buildup in the soil. Although phosphate fertilizer applied to soil is bound...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 3-30-2015

Posted by Kyle Cecil -
4 inch soil temp :46.4 ⁰F Growing Degree Days since April 1: TBD Aphids are thriving . Watch for this persistent pests on all greens such as spinach, kale and poc choi especially if you are growing in a high tunnel environment. The warm weather sets this pest up to do its thing. Control measures can be found...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 3-16-2015

Posted by Kyle Cecil -
Hello everyone, I hope this message finds you well. This week will mark the start of the weekly fruit and vegetable crop update for 2015. You are receiving this message as a subscriber from last year. If you would like removed from the list, just send me a reply and I will do so. Best of luck to all of you for a successful 2015 growing season! Growing degree Days...

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fruit and vegetable weekly update 10-3-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -
4 inch soil temp : 56.7 degrees F Growing Degree Days (GDD ):2014 = 3056.5 GDD Average** = 2973.0 GDD Garlic. When to plant garlic is a complicated matter. The idea is to get enough growth to establish a good root system but not so much that sensitive top growth is developed. I know a number of growers use Halloween as...

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fruit and vegetable weekly update 9-20-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -
4 inch soil temp: 66.5 degrees F. Growing Degree Days (GDD) Since April 1, 2014 = 2895.0 GDD Average** = 2869.0 GDD Cover crop decisions. I've spoken with several growers regarding what cover crop to use this Fall. The answer to this question is based on what you want to achieve. Are you wanting to build organic matte...

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