Growers around the central part of the state have been through a little heat wave but are still managing to carry on. Growers are on alert for drought as it can creep in when you’re not watching. We were able to put down some applications of herbicides. Some growers were lucky to get most if not all of their applications on, while some did not. There are some bugs out on the marshes and across the area that we as growers were able to target and hopefully eliminate.
With this heat our degree growing days are sure climbing and we are seeing that, especially in our early varieties. Bloom is upon us and now we will start to see our beekeepers drop off their hives around the area marshes. It’s always neat to see them work. We’re always fascinated to see baby turkeys, ducks, cranes, and fawns around the marsh. I had one fawn scare me as I was fixing some irrigation in the bed and one jumped up from the ditch while I had my back turned and started to follow me around until I was not interesting anymore. Stay safe and try to fit some relaxing time for yourself into your busy schedule.This article was posted in Cranberry and tagged Cranberries, cranberry, grower update.