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OMAFRA: Effects of temperature on tender fruit

April 9, 2024  By ONFruit

After one of the warmest winters on record, we have entered a roller coaster of high and low temperatures this spring that is impacting plant development. Based on weather data collected by the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers Association we are approximately one week ahead of normal. However, with the warm temperatures that are forecasted to occur this week, it may push development further ahead.

Although there is little risk of frost in the current forecast, it is important to monitor fruit tree development to assess the risk of frost injury. As most tender fruit growers know, susceptibility to frost varies between orchards, cultivars, crops and stages of development. |READ MORE


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