We're accumulating significant chilling hours now here in the Northeast with daily temps in the mid-30's to 40's. I expect rest has been achieved for peaches and some apples, and significantly warm weather could result in bud movement. In fact, the Feb-Mar-Apr period is expected to be above normal in temperature according to NOAA/NWS, however, I been hearing rumblings from the weather fanboys on the internet about a pattern change and significant cold for Feb-Mar. Who do you believe? And what difference does it make?
:-) On Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 3:50 PM, Dennis Norton < dmnor...@royaloakfarmorchard.com> wrote: > Art, here in northern Illinois, we reached 55 today. Here I was getting a > little concerned about the over accumulation of chill hours since we were > reaching around 640 since November 1, 2016. Then I ran a comparison report > for the same time period for 2015/16 and at this time last year we were at > 740!! In 2015 we had a very warm December, hitting near 60 on the 24th, > which I had forgotten about. Looks like there's not to much to be > concerned about this year unless this warm spell stretched out for several > weeks and we reach the chill requirement for some varieties. Could be a > colder February or March to make up for it like last year. We had a later > spring last year by about two weeks. > > Dennis Norton > IPM Specialist/Certified Nurseryman > Royal Oak Farm Orchard > 15908 Hebron Rd. > Harvard, IL 60033-9357 > Office (815) 648-4467 > Mobile (815) 228-2174 > Fax (609) > 228-2174http://www.royaloakfarmorchard.comhttp://www.royaloakfarmorchard.blogspot.comhttps://www.facebook.com/royaloakfarmorchard/ > > On 1/21/2017 12:37 PM, kellyorchards wrote: > > It seems we have skipped right to March. > > > > > Art Kelly > Kelly Orchards > Acton, Maine > > > _______________________________________________ > apple-crop mailing > email@example.com://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop > > > > _______________________________________________ > apple-crop mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop > > -- Jon Clements aka 'Mr Honeycrisp' University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension UMass Cold Spring Orchard 393 Sabin St. Belchertown, MA 01007 413-478-7219 umassfruit.com
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