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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly update 7-27-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temperature 80.7 degrees Growing Degree Days since April 1: 2292.5 GDD Average** = 1682.0 GDD If at all possible, apply insecticides late in the evening or early in the morning . Try to avoid spraying insecticides or miticides in the heat of the day. There are some insecticides that are more effective when...

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weekly update 7-20-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp 86.3 degrees F Growing Degree Days since April 1: 2069.0 GDD Average** = 1510.5 GDD Tree fruits : When fruit develop in a drier conditions as is the case this year, the skin and outer layers of the fruit can lose some of its elasticity. This is usually not too much of a problem unless we get a fair amo...

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squash bug

weekly update 7-13-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp : 79.3F Growing Degree Days : 1844.0 GDD Average = 1339.0 GDD Crop critical water use timing . Nearly all vegetable crops are sensitive to drought during two periods: during harvest and two to three weeks before harvest. Cucumbers, melons, pumpkins and squashes, peppers, sweet corn, and tomatoes are most...

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weekly update 7-06-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp ; 84.1 F WOW!! Growing Degree Days since April 1; 1635.5 GDD Average** = 1167.5 GDD Squash bugs present. A control option (limited scale) is to place boards or shingles on the ground next to the affected plants. At night the squash bugs will aggregate under the b...

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