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Croptime introduces degree-day (DD) models for vegetable varieties and weeds. Vegetable models can help schedule planting dates and predict harvest dates. Initial findings indicate that DD models are more accurate than calendar days at predicting harvest. Weed models can predict development of first germinable seed, and help reduce the risk of weed seed rain. To date we have:
New models will be posted online when available. Sweet pepper and sweet corn models are coming soon. Spinach, carrot, parsnip, lettuce, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, summer squash, snap bean and tomato models will be online by spring 2017.
Quick Guide: Tri-fold brochure with step-by-step guide to using Croptime
Educational Slides: 53 Croptime workshop teaching slides. Request PowerPoint format from Nick Andrews
Croptime Growth Stage Guide: 38-page guide that describes vegetable growth stages and provides instructions and a data sheet for collecting crop development data for new vegetable degree-day models.
Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculators - link to another Small Farms page