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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly update 5-25-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp 68.2 degrees Growing degree days since April 1: 621 GDD Strawberries-thinking ahead. Strawberries will begin setting buds for next year's crop in the early fall. So care and management to keep them vigorous and forming new plants after harvest and renovation is important, particularly providing supplemental water during dry periods. A...

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weekly update 5-17-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp : 63.8 degrees F Growing Degree Days (GDD) since April 1; 467.5 GDD Tomatoes and soil temps . As root temperature increases beyond the optimum, 79 degrees F, root length, mass, and the extent of branching decreases. Further, the amount of carbohydrates accumulated by the fruit decreases significantly. R...

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weekly update 5-10-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp May 9; 58.3 degrees Growing Degree Days since April 1: 380 GDD Vinegar as a herbicide . Legally products have to be labeled and registered with EPA to be recommended as an herbicide. Registered herbicides have been studied extensively and come with label directions, including use rate and required per...

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weekly update 5-4-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

Soil temp at 4 inches; 65 degrees Growing Degree Days since April 1: 290 GDD Wooden stakes are a place where the bacterial pathogens that plague tomatoes can survive between crops. It is prudent for growers to disinfect stakes that were in a field where a bacterial disease occurred last year. Use bleach at a rate of 0...

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