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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

Weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 9-30-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1.4 inch soil temp: 56.7F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD) since April 1,:2013 = 2992.0 GDD Average** = 2941.0 GDD 3.Field heat can accelerate the rate of respiration and with it the rate of quality loss of fruits and vegetables. Proper cooling protects quality and extends both the sensory (taste) and nutritional shel...

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Weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 9-23-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp :56.7F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD) Since April 1,2013 = 2913.0 GDD Average** = 2892.0 GDD 3.Annual ryegrass, cereal rye, and crimson clover are some of theĀ  most popular cover crops for fall planting , and now is an ideal time to seed all of them. Oats and daikon radishes are also good cover crops, but remember th...

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Weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 9-16-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temperature; 66.1 F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD) Since April 1,2013 = 2800.0 GDD Average** = 2790.5 GDD 3.Seems like many are " switching seasons" right now. The fall crop harvest of pumpkins and apples is looking like it will be a good one. I spoke with one grower this morning that said he is actually still harvesting...

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Weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 9-9-2013

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp: 78.3 F. For seeding fall crops consider this example of soil temp effects. At 77 degrees soil temp, carrots should generally exhibit 96% emergence in approximately 6 days. 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD ) Since April 1,2013 = 2633.5 GDD Average** = 2643.0 GDD 3. Hot dry weather and aphids. Conditions could not be m...

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Weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 9-2-2103

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp 73.8 F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD ) Since April 1:2013 = 2534.5 GDD Average** = 2548.0 GDD 3. Rainfall. Not that this is breaking news for you growers, you know how dry it is, but the rainfall departure from the mean for August was in excess of 4 inches. Several of your farms have had not had a measurable rainfa...

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