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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 6-23-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp: 73.3 degrees F Growing Degree Days (GDD) Since April 1,2014 = 1009.5 GDD Average** = 830.5 GDD Sweet corn growers with sweet corn soon approaching silking should have their corn earworm traps in place or be monitoring. See the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for choices of insecticide for con...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 6-16-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp : 63.6 degrees F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD) Since April 1,2014 = 843.5 GDD  Average** = 697.5 GDD 3. Here is a useful video on Youtube from the University of Vermont regarding the usefulness of triple-rinsing leafy greens.  Well worth the time to watch....

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 6-09-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch 10 am soil temp : 64.5 degrees F. 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD) since April 1,2014 = 731.0 GDD  Average = 554.5 GDD 3. Garlic scapes need attention . Garlic scapes begin to develop in midsummer. Remove the scapes when they begin to curl so that the plant focuses most of its energy into bulb production.  Failure to re...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 6-1-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

1. 4 inch soil temp : 73.1 degrees F 2. Growing Degree Days (GDD) since April 1,2014 = 554.0 GDD  Average** = 411.5 GDD 3. Potatoes - a few flower buds are showing on ‘Kennebec.’  Make sure to be scouting potatoes for Colorado potato beetles. Click here for control r...

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