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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 7-28-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp : 67.9 degrees F Growing Degree Days (GDD) since April 1,2014 = 1828.5 GDD Average** = 1754.5 GDD Vine declines of squash (from Dr. Rick Foster, PURDUE Univ.). Possible reasons why squash plants might wilt, decline and die include; Bacterial wilt, caused by a bacterium that is vectored by either the st...

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weekly fruit and vegetable update 7-21-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4inch soil temp 69.3 degrees F Growing Degree Days (GDD) Since April 1, 2014 = 1641.5 GDD Average = 1535.0 GDD Late season weed control in storage onions. Several onion herbicides have 45-day preharvest intervals (PHI). A select few have 60 day PHI. Read the label carefully regarding the safe use of the weed control products....

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weekly fruit and vegetable update 7-14-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp: 72.5F. Soil temps are warm enough at this time of year that you would most likely see no germination from the cooler season crops such as spinach, parsley and almost all the lettuce varieties. However, we will soon be approaching the beginning of the seeding window for our fall and winter crops. Growing Degree Days (GDD) Since...

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weekly fruit and vegetable update 7-7-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp : 67.1 degrees F Growing Degree Days (GDD ) Since April 1,2014 = 1346.5 GDD Average** = 1192.0 GDD Sweet corn, cabbage, summer squash, and cucumber harvesting is ongoing on at many farms. Tomato, pepper, and muskmelon harvesting will commence this week in the region. Insect pest pressure is building up in vegeta...

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