Field Update – 4/15/19

Coastal: Periodic rainfall last week helped dry land crops.  Very nice greens and root crops being harvested. The rain ruined some strawberries last week and more disease is showing up in strawberry fields.  Most of the tomato crop is in the ground.  

Midlands: At least 2 inches of rain fell last week in most places. Strawberry harvest is picking up, though grey mold and anthracnose fruit rot are picking up as well, due to the rain. Tomatoes and peppers ave been planted and brassicas are growing fast. Diamondback moth caterpillar and aphid populations have been low so far.

Anthracnose fruit rot. The infected portion of the strawberry often easily separates in one piece from the rest of the berry.

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