Crop Development and Damage

Thursday, June 14, 2018

It has been an eye opening week and a half.  We are seeing unprecedented damage across the province, with small pockets that appear to have had less impacts from the freeze.  Over the next week or so it will start to become evident the full impact of the damage. What was thought to be pollinated fruit will start to fall or turn purple and it won't swell, if it was damaged.

Some flowers haven't moved since the freeze and will not develop further.

David Percival and I pulled together a factsheet yesterday outlining some potential strategies that are being discussed.  If you are considering any of these strategies, read this document carefully and understand the risks and implications.