Hello everybody! Now that July is past us we now are focusing on August and it’s challenges. August can seem like a huge waiting game but also have surprises . It’s also a time to really size up the berries and maybe add a small touch of fertilizer here and there as needed on this years crop. This year especially most marshes are dealing with our constant reminder of our not so friendly pest flea beetle. Diazinon was the go-to tool we had in our tool box to use for control but since the supply and manufacturing of what we use is now not being produced anymore, we now have to resort to other options. This is going to be a learning curve for everybody. Venom is an option for our applications but time will tell. Also August means it’s time for field days!
This year is again at the research station in Millston. It’s so nice to be able to gather together with all the growers from all different regions and catch up. I have always thought field days was a good time to be around like minded people with the same problems and different solutions. Growers are great for solving problems and facing challenges and being able to think outside the box. Every year we get to see different vendors and see what’s new in the industry. It’s a time to see old friends and maybe make some new ones. Either way field days is what you make of it. I hope to see everybody there! Don’t be afraid to say hi if you see me walking around!This article was posted in Cranberry and tagged Cranberries, grower update.