Friday, May 24, 2013

Rain most of the week.
Didn't have to irrigate as soil WAS
getting very dry on the top 1-2 inches.

Strawberry season started 6 days ago.  Strawberries
have been ripe in the home garden areas for a week. 
Blueberries sizing a head of schedule.  Raspberry,
blackberries all blooming at almost the same time, and early.

Anticipate huge spotted wing drosophila (SWD)
with the early spring.  Please call your local
 Extension office IF you find SWD.  Go to: 
OSU SWD for more information and
latest developments.

Coastal cedar rust hammering apples, pears, quince,
service berries, Mt. Ash plants, even more than
last year.  There are some commercial sprays that
will help keep the fungus under control.  Nothing
for the home gardener other than pick off fruit and leaves.

Most fruit crop yields - look OK.    Most look like
 a reduced yield, except for some areas.

Warm season veggies, still slow at growing.

Patience,as it is ONLY May 24 but panic as it
 is May 23 and strawberries are ripe and other
berries are developing ahead of normal.

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