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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 4-30-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1 . 10 am soil temp 4 inch level: 56.1 F 2.  Growing Degree Days (GDD): 78.0 GDD Average** = 53.0 GDD. 3.  Insect Management in Apples and Peaches .  Key insects of concern for apple and peach growers during the few weeks after bloom include stink bugs and plant bugs, plum curculio, oriental fruit moth, codling moth, and San Jos...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 4-22-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp 10 am: 47.8 F 2.  Growing Degree Days since April 1: 2013 = 51.0 GDD Average** = 18.5 GDD 3.  Upcoming pest events based on Growing Degree Days. Combining the database of life cycle information of insects and the daily growing degree day value calculated, we are able to make a fairly accurate e...

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fruit and vegetable weekly crop update 4-15-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp at Monmouth: 46.9 F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD) base 50 : Since April 1 = 44.5 GDD Average** = 3.0 GDD 3. Bramble pruning needs to be conducted ASAP. For erect blackberries, remove the dead canes that fruited last year (if not removed last fall). For the remaining canes, prune the...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 4-8-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1.  4 inch soil temp : 45.4 F 2.  Growing degree days since April 1: 25 GDD 3. Soil temps and germination . We have reached the minimum soil temp for germination for a number of our commercial vegetable crops. Beets, cabbage, carrot, swiss chard, lettuce, peas, radishes all have a 40 degree minimum for germination....

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 4-1-13

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

Growing Degree Days since April 1: 10 am 4 inch soil temperature (Monmouth) : 45.9?F Transplants should be stocky and compact. Avoid tall, spindly plants. Most often the latter results from not enough light (quality and quantity). Overwatering can cause this response in plants as well. Water to keep media moist not w...

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