Monday, October 3, 2016

Fall insects

Fall insects of 12 spot cucumber beetles and cabbage loopers.

Saturday, August 20, 2016


Cabbage loopers are out in big numbers.  See the following web site:

With the extra heat the past two weeks and especially this weekend, berries, tree fruits, nuts and vegetables will need additional water.

Dig a hole 18 inches deep for tree fruits and berries and 12 inches for vegetables, grab the soil.  If the soil falls apart;  time to water;  if the soil  hold together  and is moist when squished with the hand - all is good.

Most lawns are in the "brown mode" - just wait until September when the rains start

Second crop of figs is sizing nicely.

Gravensteins apples - mostly done.  Peaches - good year.  Italian prunes - ready this weekend or early next week.  Bartlett pears - still green on the tree but starting to turn color.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Off to Kyrgyzstan, near Lake Issykul for a week and a half. Posts may be fewer.

Thursday, May 12, 2016


Grass seed and grains are heading out.
Most tree fruits are done with bloom.
The insect, codling moth emerged around the Lane County
        area four days ago;  right on historical timing.
Berries blooming, strawberries and even some blackberries
Even with the heat, many soils are still pretty wet.

Monday, May 9, 2016


Rhodes out in full bloom.

Irises blooming, peonies - near done blooming.  Flowering
plants look extra good over the dark green lawns.

Thin peaches, apples and pears.

Codling moth expected out soon.

Strawberries looking good.

Lots of insects and diseases out.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

5-7-2016 PM

Be aware that if there is standing water;  mosquitoes, first
generation are in the water and wiggling.


Apples and pears need thinning.

Grapes had a good bloom period and it looks like a good
grape crop at this point.

I had a call that there may be either san jose or oyster shell
scale on cherry trees in and around Lane County.  Be observant.

Even with the wet weather, scab does not seen to be too bad.

Codling moth emergence is expected any time now.

April - for fertilizing tree fruits.