[Market-farming] Growing Degree Days

Etienne Goyer etienne at lejardinduvillage.ca
Fri Jan 3 14:32:44 EST 2014

On 14-01-03 01:51 PM, Buck Family wrote:
> My understanding is that some ag businesses (corn, soybeans, small
> grains) use growing degree days to help time activities like planting,
> etc.  I’m wondering if anyone uses this type of information for timing
> vegetable growing activities like direct seeding, transplanting and
> harvesting.  Have any of you tried this?

I don't, but it is something on my radar.  I really, really wish that
Johnny's and friends would list growing degree days at least for sweet
corn, as "day to maturity" is pretty meaningless in this context.

Etienne Goyer  -  Le Jardin du Village

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