Start Date

2-12-1999 12:00 AM

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Frequently I am asked, "how does this growing season compare to previous years?" In reality, there are certain generalizations that can be drawn regarding the similarities among all growing seasons. Rainfall, temperatures, weeds, insects, diseases, frost, all seem to have some degree of impact on every growing season. As I review the conditions of the 1999 growing season, there are many similarities to what was experienced in the 1998 growing season. Too cool, too wet, too warm, too dry, high winds, early frost ... all played significant roles in influencing the 1999 crop. However, given all the adverse conditions that occurred throughout the season, the crop still managed to "weather" them pretty well and yields have been remarkably good considering all factors. Let's take a look at what happened during the 1999 growing season and attempt to explain why things turned out the way they did.

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Dec 2nd, 12:00 AM

Highlights of the 1999 Growing Season

Frequently I am asked, "how does this growing season compare to previous years?" In reality, there are certain generalizations that can be drawn regarding the similarities among all growing seasons. Rainfall, temperatures, weeds, insects, diseases, frost, all seem to have some degree of impact on every growing season. As I review the conditions of the 1999 growing season, there are many similarities to what was experienced in the 1998 growing season. Too cool, too wet, too warm, too dry, high winds, early frost ... all played significant roles in influencing the 1999 crop. However, given all the adverse conditions that occurred throughout the season, the crop still managed to "weather" them pretty well and yields have been remarkably good considering all factors. Let's take a look at what happened during the 1999 growing season and attempt to explain why things turned out the way they did.