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Old 03-16-2012, 04:30 PM
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Heat,Heat,Heat

3rd straight day of 80 with another 4 to come, doubt Pre-Em will work who knows. Normal high 50, and normal low 30. Has been highs 80 and lows in 60's.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:07 PM
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Been that way for a month here. Newsalesoutheass. A month earlier than normal
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:32 PM
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Supposedly arounf the 23'rd temps are goign to be in the low 50's for highs and lows in the mid 30's. but who knows for sure, woudln't hold my breath. I don't liek these temps as I fear another bad severe weather season.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:39 PM
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Started all my pre-em apps today. Should be finished tomorrow.

People are going to be screaming for an early herbicide treatment.

Definitively going to be doing a second app in about 4-5 weeks. Mostly liquid dimension for second app on edges of lawns and thin areas.

Absolutely crazy this year. My early tulips haven't bloomed yet, my later ones are now, and the fruit trees are just showing signs of blooms. This year could be a disaster for fruit crops if we get a late freeze.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:44 PM
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Supposedly arounf the 23'rd temps are goign to be in the low 50's for highs and lows in the mid 30's. but who knows for sure, woudln't hold my breath. I don't liek these temps as I fear another bad severe weather season.
Me too...I can try to avoid a tornado. However, I can't avoid over 3 months without a drop of rain or almost 40 days of 100+ temps. This is what worries me most. Our lawns took an extreme beating the last 2 years. A 3rd year of the same and I'll have a few that are "toast". I really feel for the folks in Texas though...We were mid 80's today. It was typical of mid to late May in our area.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:58 PM
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People up here are just tickled for all the great weather we have had this year. I keep telling them that we are going to pay for it at the grocery stores sooner than they think. The lack of snow has its drawbacks, the biggest is the precip, second bugs are at all time high. Now if we get a dry summer, with the lack of precip this winter combind with a dry summer, not good at all. Watch food prices sky rocket. just look at the size of the mosquitos now. they are terrible right now and its only march! We only had about 3-4 inches of frost in the ground this winter and that was for about 2 weeks. If we get a hard freeze now, i think there will be alot of plant damage to deal with. Oh well i love cold weather.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:47 PM
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Me too...I can try to avoid a tornado. However, I can't avoid over 3 months without a drop of rain or almost 40 days of 100+ temps. This is what worries me most. Our lawns took an extreme beating the last 2 years. A 3rd year of the same and I'll have a few that are "toast". I really feel for the folks in Texas though...We were mid 80's today. It was typical of mid to late May in our area.
Notice I said May...not March.

We could have some serious problems if a cold snap comes through also.

It really concerns me that we aren't cooler than what we are. Could spell trouble

Rice and soybeans aren't planted until later so that's of no consequence but the orchards and berry farms could take a beating
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:00 AM
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Me too...I can try to avoid a tornado. However, I can't avoid over 3 months without a drop of rain or almost 40 days of 100+ temps. This is what worries me most. Our lawns took an extreme beating the last 2 years. A 3rd year of the same and I'll have a few that are "toast". I really feel for the folks in Texas though...We were mid 80's today. It was typical of mid to late May in our area.
Are you seeing unusual weed pressure that may be associated with this unusual weather?
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:04 PM
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Same here. Average last frost about Mid-May. 20 to 30 degrees above normal. We expect 80 today. (76 at the moment.)

Soil temp a few minutes ago under thick turf was 50 degrees.

Fruit farmers worried about late freeze.

What about states where fert is prohibited until April first?

Perhaps New York and New Jersey. So you guys cannot even start yet?

So far who has dandelion bloom?
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:13 PM
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Are you seeing unusual weed pressure that may be associated with this unusual weather?
A little maybe. Mostly on the large quantity of lawns I've picked up that someone else did last year.

What has really caused the problem with most of the yards is long term disease problems the last 2 yrs associated with unusual weather conditions. Typical diseases for my area are Zoysia- Rust or Large patch. Bermuda- Dollar spot only occasionally.
This last year we were infested with 2 we'd never seen before- Take all patch and Pythium Blight. The Pythium was slamming both Zoysia and Bermuda. Add to that 40 days over 100 and one day it reached 117 and its been a disaster.
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