GDD update May 13, 2019

GDD is inching up.  Not much has changed from the update last week.  The range of GDD for the growers I am working with on this project is 56 – 260.


Do any of you note the GDD for budbreak for the different tree species you grow?  Maybe a project for me for next year.  It would be helpful to know, wouldn’t it?  Source may affect it but perhaps we could get a range.


Supposed to get to 84 in Ithaca on Sunday.  The bigger problem for you at the moment may be getting in to your fields to scout with all the rain and little sun to dry things out.  We had to throw in the towel (and a soggy towel it was) on sampling for insects this week.


Have a great week!