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Offline Bcorley

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It's official. I am now scared $%#@less
« on: February 21, 2016, 01:56:47 PM »
Well let's see.  It's February 21.  It's been in the 60's and 70's for several days now.  I crept out into the orchard and yes...bud swell.  Everywhere.  On everything.  If there is a prolonged cold snap now I'm snookered fer sure.  Oh well....happened before I guess.  There's always vegetables and watermelons.  Reckon I better dust off the plow and disc. 

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 05:15:04 PM »
wow.  i am sorry to hear that.  here's hoping winter is done for you and your buds live.


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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 06:14:44 PM »
Will the temperature go lower than 28 degrees? It's my understanding that damage is done at that temp and below. Do you use Rally "Myclobutanil" on you trees? I ordered some this year to try to keep brown rot at bay. Gez that stuff is expensive but I can use it on most of my fruit trees.
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Re: It's official. I am now scared $%#@less
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 04:54:55 AM »
    Bcorley...............   What part of the world do you hail from?   I live in central okla.  and my peach trees are starting to bud swell to .  Its way to early here for that to happen.


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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 05:30:45 AM »
Rick, you'd think those dang trees would learn! This happens every year, the trees bud out way too early and we get a late freeze! I guess they don't have any memory!!! :-[
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2016, 09:48:09 PM »
Well let's see.  It's February 21.  It's been in the 60's and 70's for several days now.  I crept out into the orchard and yes...bud swell.  Everywhere.  On everything.  If there is a prolonged cold snap now I'm snookered fer sure.  Oh well....happened before I guess.  There's always vegetables and watermelons.  Reckon I better dust off the plow and disc.


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Re: It's official. I am now scared $%#@less
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2016, 06:18:19 AM »
I am not an expert on fruit trees, but if you have a freeze predicted, could you light up some smudge pots, or even use some 55 gal barrels burning underneath them?
I have seen apple orchards with hundreds of them lit at night in northern Arkansas.
Hope you make it thru the rest of the winter without any frost/freeze loss.



Well let's see.  It's February 21.  It's been in the 60's and 70's for several days now.  I crept out into the orchard and yes...bud swell.  Everywhere.  On everything.  If there is a prolonged cold snap now I'm snookered fer sure.  Oh well....happened before I guess.  There's always vegetables and watermelons.  Reckon I better dust off the plow and disc.
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