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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly update 6-29-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temperature ; 80 degrees F Growing Degree Days since April 1: 1244 GDD (avg would be 830 GDD) Whiteflies observed on squash . When silverleaf whitefly immature stages feed on squash leaves, their saliva introduces toxins into the plant that can have a dramatic effect on leaves. Developing leaves of affected...

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weekly update 6-22-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp : 80.2 degrees F Growing Degree Days since April 1: 1220 GDD Adult Japanese beetles have been documented to feed on the foliage, flowers and fruits of more than 300 different plants. Their top favorites are grape, cherry, apple, rose, raspberry and linden. A link to a list of the Japanese beetle's most...

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weekly update 6-15-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp : 70.6 degrees F 2. Growing Degree Days since April 1: 1073 GDD 3. Water use efficiency . Drip irrigation can improve water use efficiency (80-95%) and total water use if the system is designed properly.. However, drip does not reduce the overall plant water requirements. Drip irrigation is a method which must...

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weekly update 6-8-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp; 70.8 degrees F Growing degree days since April 1: 922 GDD Potato leafhopper is present throughout the state. This insect feeds on a wide range of annual and perennial plants, including potatoes, green beans, apples, maples, and redbuds. As it feeds, it secretes a salivary enzyme that kills cells and...

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