Michigan vegetable growers relying on irrigation for crops

The weather was mixed across Michigan last week leading to varying crop and field conditions. USDA statistician Marlo Johnson says the state had five days suitable for fieldwork as rain events were sporadic, but abnormally dry weather continued in the northwest and central parts of the lower peninsula reports brownfieldagnews.com

Vegetable growers are relying on more irrigation because of the weather, and USDA reporters say insect pressure is heavy for some crops including celery and zucchini. Harvest is beginning for cantaloupes and sweet onions, while harvesting continues for turnips and cucumbers.

The harvest continues for tart cherries and blueberries, as well as early-season peaches.

 


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