Look at your blueberry fields!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It is May 15th and the season is continuing to be ahead of "normal". Yesterday's warm weather really pushed along flower development in crop fields. I've been in several fields since last Thursday and have seen open flower since then. Yesterday a lot of flowers opened up, particularly on south facing slopes. If the warm weather continues, many fields in central NS will need pollinators soon.

If you are planning on using Pristine, the time is now.

Plants in sprout fields are starting to push through the ground. Soil applied herbicides like Velpar and Sinbar should be used with great caution at this time. If these products are allowed to dry onto emerged plants (open leaves) crop damage can occur.

It is also that time of year to take a close look for spring leaf feeding insects (Flea beetle and Spanworm). They typically begin to emerge in sprout fields at the same time as early bloom in crop fields.