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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.
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Weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 8-26-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp : 75.7 degrees F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD) Since April 1 = 2308.0 GDD Average = 2381.0 GDD 3. Septoria leaf spot. I am seeing a great deal of Septoria in my travels. Although the fungus is not a soil inhabitant, it can persist from one season to the next on debris of diseased plants incorporated in the soil. Sm...

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Weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 8-19-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp : 71.5 degrees 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD):2013 = 2161.5 GDD Average** = 2247.0 GDD 3. Investigating growing problems . When trying to figure out a production issue, you want to know if the problem is a result of a living (biotic) or nonliving (abiotic) factor. Usually biotic diseases spread throughout the plant a...

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Weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 8-5-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp at Monmouth: 69. F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD):2013 = 1890.0 GDD Average** = 1897.5 GDD 3. Spotted Wind Drosophila (SWD) present in this area. Chris Enroth, Extension Horticulture educator, caught a male SWD late last week in his traps. This is not a surprise to us, we expected to catch them. However, it does sign...

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