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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 6-24-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

Hi everyone, sorry for the longer message this week.  There is a lot going on that I wanted to talk about. Kyle 1. 10am 4 inch soil temp ; 76.7 F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD): 2013 = 839.0 GDD Average** = 785.5 GDD 3. Fusarium wilt in head lettuce .  This f...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 6-17-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp : 70.2 F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD) since April 1: 2013 = 799.0 GDD Average** = 741.0 GDD 3. Cutworms are widespread this year. Species, such as glassy cutworms, remain in the soil for extended periods and feed upon roots and underground parts of the plant. Prevention is the key here. Once the larvae are doing th...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 6-10-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1.4 inch  soil temp : 68.1 F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD): 2013 = 617.5 GDD Average** = 574.0 GDD 3. Asparagus harvest is winding down. A rule of thumb is to discontinue harvest when the majority of spears are pencil size or smaller in diameter. (Mike Roegge, U of I) 4.In Illinois vegetable crops,the  potato leaf hoppe...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 6-3-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp 61.5 F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD): 531.5 GDD, Average** = 462.5 GDD. Note: We are finally gaining some ground regarding heat units. 3. Preharvest intervals. When using pesticides of any type, make sure you read the label to determine the Preharvest interval (PHI). This is the amount of time you must wait after...

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