Blog Banner

Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update

West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri
Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

Gateway Small Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Posted by Mike Roegge - Articles

1- Growing degree days (base 50) since April 1

  1. Monmouth 1417; 11 year average- 1260
  2. Perry 1533; 11 year average- 1345

2- Japanese Beetle have been with us for several weeks now. They will feed on over 250 different plants, but do have their favorites. Sevin is a very effective product against the beetle. When you first notice the beetles, take action, as they send out pheromones when feeding begins, letting their buddies know about the feast.

3- High tunnel tomato growers need to be watchful for two spotted spider mites and aphids. Both flourish in a high tunnel as very few predators are present. Examine the underside of leaves for both at routine intervals.

Consult the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for labeled products.

Please share this article with your friends!
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter