Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hopefully Pessimistic

26.4 F on Friday night, 27.6 F for four hours on Saturday night, and 29 F on Sunday night.  It’s been a rough weekend. Peaches and plums had fruit set on them, some apples were set, and some were still … Continue reading

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6 inches of snow and apples in full bloom

Have 6 inches of snow this morning and full bloom in most apple varieties.  Definitely a new experience for me.  The lowest temperature last night was 30F so we should be okay.  Most of pollination was accomplished by the bees … Continue reading

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Fireblight

Well, what a roller coaster we are on for weather.  Monday we were looking at 85 and hot, this morning we are worried about frost.  I had a lot of bloom push out in apples on Monday and with the … Continue reading

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Do we want rain, or do we want dry?

Went down to 27F in our plums this a.m..  Shouldn’t hurt too much because it only got below 29 for an hour or so.  Gearing up this weekend to spray for scab and tarnished plant bugs in apples and pears.  … Continue reading

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Weather has slowed down a bit with relatively cool temps this week.  It has been a good year thus far to save on some fungicides for scab.  As far as I can tell, we have had only one scab infection … Continue reading

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Pruning peaches, controlling diseases

Well, we keep sneaking around the worst of the cold.  Thanks to the breezes that blow in the late night.  Pruned the peaches yesterday.  I made all the big cuts and I am leaving the detail stuff i.e. small branch/twigs … Continue reading

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More disease prevention

So happy to see March in the rear view mirror.  Weird to say the least.  We turned our attention the last several days to preventing scab in the apples and pears.  The trees are at a very susceptible stage and … Continue reading

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