Spring getting close??

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

This time last year, we were seeing some fruit buds starting to open in Southwest Nova Scotia.  Things aren't quite that advanced this year. However, moisture and warmer temperatures could lead to rapid development over the next couple of weeks.  Some higher elevation fields still do have some snow cover, but farmers should begin thinking about looking at their fields due to be harvested this year for bud development and potential winter damage. I expect by the end of next week, traditionally early developing fields will have some fruit buds swelling and starting to open.

I will begin the blight line next Tuesday (April 24th) late in the afternoon.

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