West Olive weather station now has polyhouse degree day accumulations

Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included.  

Nursery growers in West Michigan will benefit from a new degree day accumulation table from the MSU’s Enviro-weather program for the West Olive (Ottawa County) weather station that is housed at Northland Farms.  The table shows both the growing degree day (GDD) accumulations outside as well as GDD accumulations inside the polyhouse at this location.

Nursery growers have requested the new GDD accumulator to help them intensify insect scouting in poly houses since temperatures accumulate more rapidly in the early spring under poly and allow insect activity to develop faster.  To access this data for the West Olive (Ottawa County) station go to:
www.enviro-weather.msu.edu/run.php?stn=weo&mod=l_wog

Models and degree day triggers for insect pests are also listed on this site. Check out this new table and let me know your thoughts.

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