With summer coming to a close and making way with fall, we are starting to see the berries size up more. This extra heat should help with fruit sizing. People are still dealing with flea beetle as well. Some growers try to help battle the heat with turning on their irrigation system and try to “cool off” the fruit. This can be a gamble either way with helping cool off or it could do damage potentially and scald the berry. Everybody has a different way of dealing with problems. Also, for the growers that produce early fruit they are about 2 weeks or so from early harvest. I hope we see some cooler nights and maybe get some color on the rest of the varieties that everyone has. Good luck and stay safe!This article was posted in Cranberry and tagged Cranberries, grower update.
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