"Due to cloudy, overcast weather and in some cases - downpours, Botrytis is everywhere. Downy mildew has been also observed this week on basil."
Read about these observations and more from Floriculture Greenhouse Update.
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Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Hail combined with heavy wind driven rain occurred in vicinity of Mays Landing, Atlantic Co. If it causes any crop damage on your farm, be sure to report it to your local Farm Services Agency and document the damage as soon as possible.
Saturated soils encourage Phytophthora crown rot and Pythium root rot, so make sure nothing impedes water drainage in or between the mulched beds.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
With more and more LEEKS being transplanted, you might want to take note of this news from the Cornell Vegetable Program: Transplanted Onions More Susceptible to Onion Maggot than Normal.