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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly update 9-28-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

Hello everyone, While this is the last weekly update for the season, I will continue to send out "updates" as situations warrant. In addition, you will be notified of the many upcoming training opportunities that we will be offering during the winter. Kyle 4 inch soil temp : 56.5 F Growing Degree Days since April 1: 2012...

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weekly update 9-14-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

Growing Degree Days since April 1. 2012 = 3365.0 GDD Average** = 2760.5 GDD 4 inch soil temp : 59.2 F IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT- Spotted Wing Drosophila has been confirmed in several locations in Illinois. Why be concerned? Unlike its cousin fruit flies that infect only ripened small fruits, the Spotted Wing Drosophila inf...

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weekly update 9-7-2012

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp : 71.3 F Growing Degree Days since April 1: 2012 = 3289.0 GDD Average** = 2643.0 GDD Small fruit crops and water supply- Water is essential for many of the small fruit crops this time of year, as they are now or will soon be setting fruit buds for ne...

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