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NYS Pumpkin, Squash Crops Poorly Pollinated
New York Ag Connection - 09/12/2017

New York averaged 4 days suitable for field work. The average weekly temperatures ranged from seven degrees below normal to two degrees above normal. Weekly precipitation ranged from 0.47 to 3.26 as opposed to the prior week's range of 0.11 to 1.60 inches.

The cooler, wet conditions this past week continued to be a concern for producers as corn and soybeans were slowly maturing and white mold was being reported among soybeans as significant.

The hay cutting was described as only fair and silage was behind. Among other crops, pumpkins and squash have had poor pollination. Some grape varieties had just started to harvest.

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