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Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

fruit and vegetable weekly crop update 4/27/2015

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp: 53.9 F Growing Degree Days since April 1; Actual total: 211 , Average (11 year): 163 Germination temps. I have spoken with a number of growers concerned about poor germination of direct seeded crops so far. This is likely to be expected and really shouldn't cause a great deal of concern. Many cold se...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 4-13-2020

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp : 58.1 F (as of Sunday) Growing Degree Days Since April 1: Actual total: 179 Average (11 year): 105 Cool weather and crops : Crops: broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, onions, lettuce, peas, radish, spinach, turnips will grow with daytime temperatures as low as 40°F and may survive a frosty nip. Semi-hardy cro...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 4-13-2015

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp : 49.9 F Growing Degree Days Since April 1: Actual total: 95 Average (11 year): 59 Minimum soil temps for many common crops has been achieved. One can confidently have growing in the field by now; beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, radish, spinach, leaf lettuces, kale and turnips....

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 4-7-2015

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp 47.4⁰ F Growing Degree Days (GDD) since April 1: Actual total: 39 Average (11 year): 23 Continuous use of high phosphorus fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or 15-30-15, or high rates of manure or manure compost results in phosphorus buildup in the soil. Although phosphate fertilizer applied to soil is bound...

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weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 3-30-2015

Posted by Kyle Cecil -

4 inch soil temp :46.4 ⁰F Growing Degree Days since April 1: TBD Aphids are thriving . Watch for this persistent pests on all greens such as spinach, kale and poc choi especially if you are growing in a high tunnel environment. The warm weather sets this pest up to do its thing. Control measures can be found...

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