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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 5-19-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp : 52.2 degrees F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD):2014 = 291.0 GDD  Average** = 239.0 GDD 3. Many vegetables and fruits store best at temperatures just above freezing , while others are injured by low temperatures and will store best at 45 to 55 degrees F.  These products can be iced: Artichokes, Asparagus, Bee...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 5-13-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp : 67.6 degrees F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD):2014 = 130.0 GDD Average** = 95.0 GDD 3. The effectiveness of chlorine in produce wash water is affected by several factors. Clean, potable water should be used for wash water, and emptied when available chlorine gets low.  Organic matter debris and soil partic...

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