Spring Temperatures – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Spring Temperatures

Although we started off the spring extremely early, an extended cool period has delayed crop development, reduce risk of frost, and made many growers feel a lot more comfortable. As can be seen from Figure 1, we are still tracking early in terms of growing degree days, but not as early as 2012. We are still earlier than 6 of the past 7 years and way, way, earlier than the long term average.

Growing degree days for Lafayette, IN.

Figure 1 Growing degree days for Lafayette, IN.


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