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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 3-24-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp :  30.3 F.  A reminder-I will begin reporting Growing Degree Day (GDD) accumulations with next week’s report. 2. Transplant cell tray size .  Research from Michigan State University indicates that producers wanting to save money by growing transplants in smaller-celled trays should not use small cell sizes for those plantings p...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 3-17-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp : 30.7 degrees F 2. Cold winter temps and tree fruits .  The potential to lose tree fruit crops due to low temperatures varies. The following is a general assessment: Highest potential to lose crop: Apricot and Sweet Cherry Moderate potential: Plum, Pear, Sour Cherry Least potential: Apple 3. Many seed have minimu...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 3-10-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

Hello everyone, I hope this message finds you all well.  This is the first weekly fruit and vegetable crop update for 2014.   1. 4 inch soil temp ( Monmouth): 28.6 degrees F. 2. Percentage of normal seedlings produced at cold temps .  Obviously, little to nothing is being direct seeded outdoors ( other than high tunnels).  For per...

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