Crop Conditions – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Crop Conditions

Apple harvest is ongoing with Pixie Crunch being picked this week. Grape harvest continues as the warmer conditions hasten ripening. Most growers are getting into late season varieties. Powdery mildew on grapes is worse than we’ve seen it in quite a while. Primocane blackberry harvest continues and most cultivars are still blooming so there is potential for another month of harvest. Hopefully cooler weather will improve fruit quality. Red raspberry harvest is about over. Paw paw harvest is on-going as warm temperatures hasten fruit drop.

Dr. Rick Foster spoke to the Hort 318 class this week about managing corn ear worm. The class also planted a fertilizer trial with cabbage, cauliflower, peas and beets.



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