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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 7-29-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 10 am 4 inch soil temperature : 64.1 F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD) since April 1 = 1761.5 GDD Average** = 1730.5 GDD 3. Garlic harvest is underway across our area. Yields sound respectable. A few growers have indicated that they felt the extended wet soil conditions early hampered quality a bit. Just a note on curing; Curing i...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 7-29-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 10 am 4 inch soil temperature : 64.1 F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD) since April 1 = 1761.5 GDD Average** = 1730.5 GDD 3. Garlic harvest is underway across our area. Yields sound respectable. A few growers have indicated that they felt the extended wet soil conditions early hampered quality a bit. Just a note on curing; Curing in...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 7-15-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch  soil temp : 77.8 F 2.  Growing Degree Days (GDD):2013 = 1495.0 GDD Average** = 1437.0 GDD 3.  Bean leaf beetles are present and feeding in area soybean fields. I spoke with Dr. Rick Weinzierl regarding the degree to which this pest will infest vegetable crops. Rick stated that they will feed lightly on several crops, do a...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 7-8-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1 . 10 am 4 inch soil temp ; 78.9 degrees 2.  Growing Degree Days (GDD) Since April 1,2013 = 1267.0 GDD Average** = 1216.5 GDD 3.  White drupelets (the individual cells) of raspberries and blackberries are indications of a physiological problem caused by sun and heat. Provide shade during hot days. Strive for plants with heavy fol...

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