3rd Blightline update for Nova Scotia in 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Despite the good weather, fruit bud development is still slow. The good news is that weather appears to be quite good until the weekend with some forecasted rain over the weekend.  This should help move plants along and further speed up snow melt and dry up some fields.

Bud development for early sites are as follows:

Sable River (Shelburne county) - 20% F2
Glenmore (Halifax County) - 1% F2
Cook's Brook (early field in Halifax County) - 5% F2

Debert Area fields - 0% F2 (most buds have not yet begun to swell)

Most areas have not begun to monitor yet.

To give everyone an idea of where we were at this point last year, most sites in Central NS were reporting F2 bud development, with several sites beyond 40% F2.  All of the western end of NS was beyond the 40-50% F2 stage.

Check back late on Friday afternoon for the next update.