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.  

Friday, May 6, 2016


Pat Patterson - Rust on the quince and mountain ash already.

Ross Penhallegon - Just found a lot of rust on popular trees. It is starting to be a diseas year.

Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2nd, 2016

Eugene - Mixed weather sun, rain, and cloudy weather for the next 10 days.  Hi - 86 and lows - 48.
Early strawberries showing up.  Tree fruits finishing the bloom period.  Figure for apples, 21 days after full bloom to monitor for the codling moth.

Still seeing wet weather and temps above 60, which means more apple and pear scab infection periods.

Lots of veg starts in the market for planting.

Bend area - Highs 76 and lows, 41.  Two days cloudy, 2 days rain, two days clouds, and two days nice.  If wet and warm, means apple and pear scab on the tree fruit.  Fruit trees in full bloom with some nearing the end of bloom.