Hope it works out. How about using a helicopter for the copper sprays?
Three days ago - snow in the Caribbean Islands!
On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 11:50 AM, Dennis Norton <
> Fortunately, our issue has not been with injury from the cold snap, but
> the fact that we are still unable to get our first copper spray on. We have
> gotten nearly 2" of rain int he past week and the orchard is a mud pit!
> Last Sunday it hit 70 here in northern Illinois/southern Wisconsin with a
> wind of 15 to 20 MPH and way too windy to spray. It dried out some, but not
> enough to get the tractors through. Then the trees went from silver tip to
> green tip in just a few hours. But by Sunday night is was down to 25 and
> our average high has been in the high 30's and low in the mid 20's since,
> until last night when it hit 21. Luckily the trees slowed down enough to
> stay pretty much at green tip. It is still too wet to get into the orchard
> to spray and we are hoping for an 8 to 6 hour window to spray our copper
> tomorrow when the predicted high is 53 and low is 32. We need enough time
> to get in to spray and give the copper enough time to dry before the temps
> drop. By Thursday night, the lows are expected to hit freezing again with
> a low of 22 predicted for Friday night. it looks like we are stuck in this
> pattern of low night temps as long as the jet stream keeps coming out of
> our northwest. We have an inch of snow predicted for Friday night, but at
> least we are not in Michigan where they are predicting 3" to 6" of snow
> tonight through tomorrow afternoon. I'm thinking about you growers in
> Michigan right now!!
> 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
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> On 4/4/2016 5:44 PM, maurice tougas wrote:
> We will know better in a few days Christina. Wish I could sleep better!
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 10:13 AM, Christina M. Herrick <
> <cmherr...@meistermedia.com>cmherr...@meistermedia.com> wrote:
>> Does anyone have any losses from the latest cold snap? Dave and Christina
>> from *American Fruit Grower* would like to talk to you about it. Send
>> Dave Eddy (de...@meistermedia.com) or Christina Herrick (
>> cmherr...@meistermedia.com) a note.
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