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Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days

The development of plants, insects, and fungi is dependent on heat. Development speeds up as the temperature rises and slows as temperatures decrease. Many plants and insects have been studied in regard to this relationship between heat and development. We can anticipate the flowering of a shrub, or the emergence of an insect, based on how many growing degree days have accumulated. We can give this information to our scouts …

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