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Apple Maturity Update 9/11 for North-Central New Jersey

-Win Cowgill, Suzanne Solner- Figler, Rebecca Magron
Later varieties have colored this last week and sugars remain high across the board for varieties and location as measured by BRIX. In all the blocks I visited the last Fruit continues to mature days early for most cultivars. Cool night temperatures in the 40’s last night with sunny days have triggered good color development. Sunny days and cool nights in the fifties forecast all week should bring on great color.

Spray Cherries for Bacterial Canker

Win Cowgill, Professor and Area Fruit Agent

 Bacterial Canker continues to be a serious bacterial disease of cherry in New Jersey as well as all other regions where the climate is humid.