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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 8-16-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp 70.3 degrees F Growing Degree Days (GDD) since April 1,2014 = 2223.5 GDD Average = 2202.0 GDD " My tomatoes are still green!" So goes the most common complaint I am hearing right now regarding field tomatoes. What is needed is more sun, heat and patience. We had set a daily record cool temperature last month (July 2) of 69 degrees. This trend has cont...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 9-4-2014

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp : 72.7 degrees F Growing Degree Days (GDD)since April 1,2014 = 1935.0 GDD Average** = 1874.0 GDD Now is the time to be ready for planting fall and winter crops. For a good overview of this strategy, watch this YouTube video from U of I Extension...

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