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Pre-Bloom (60-70%) Early Bloom (70-80%) JUN-JUL Aug-Sep Oct-Nov JUN-Jul Aug-Sep Oct-Nov 2004 0.00 0.07 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2005 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2006 0.00 0.05 0.00 0.00 0.05 0.05 2008 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.27 0.10 0.00 2009 0.07 0.03 0.07 0.03 0.03 0.13 2010 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Full Bloom (80-100%) Jun-Jul Aug-Sep Oct-Nov 2004 0.13 0.27 0.13 2005 0.13 0.00 0.00 2006 0.00 0.05 0.05 2008 0.23 0.13 0.00 2009 0.07 0.00 0.10 2010 0.03 0.13 0.10 Table 2.
Canopy surface temperature measured at early bloom and late bloom help document the timing and severity of the moisture deficit development.
For each year and location, an analysis to predict LAD, LAI at early bloom, and lint yield as a linear function of leaf nitrogen concentration was performed with Proc Mixed (SAS Institute, 1999).
First cutting timothy and smooth bromegrass should be cut in the fully headed to early bloom stage.
Samples were taken at first or second pin-head square stage (about 500 degree day units after planting, degree day units were calculated for each day by averaging the daily high and low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and subtracting 60), early bloom (about 820 degree-days after planting or about one bloom for every 60 cm of row from 96-cm-wide rows), mid-bloom (3 wk after early bloom), and cut-out (blooms progressed up the plant and were at or above the fifth node from the top).
In fall, to force early bloom, set plants in low light for two months (don't overwater), then move them into brighter light.
Last year was a good early bloom for daffodils because we had a warmer winter than usual."
Some gardeners are intrigued by their early bloom and grapefruit-sized bulbs which come in a deep yellow colour when first unearthed, and some gardeners are challenged because martagons need a full winter season to induce flowering.
The PGR treatments included: (i) a MC treatment consisting of two applications of 585.1 mL [ha.sup.-1] of MC with the first application made at the match head square (MHS) stage of reproductive development and the second application made at the early bloom (EB) stage of development; (ii) a PGR-IV treatment consisting of applications of 146.3 mL [ha.sup.-1] of PGR-IV applied at PHS, EB, and EB + 10 d; and (iii) a PGR-IV + MC treatment consisting of three applications, 292.6 mL [ha.sup.-1] of PGR-IV applied at the PHS stage of development, 585.1 mL [ha.sup.-1] of MC applied at PHS + 10 d, and 292.6 mL [ha.sup.-1] of PGR-IV applied at EB.
A good time to visit is in February, when you will see the woodland as it comes into early bloom and you can do a spot of your own plant hunting in the nursery.
"The early bloom concerned some of the orchard folks and our cranberry friends in the southeast who had to do a little bit of frost work, but overall it seems we're set up for a great growing season," the commissioner said.
The three MC treatments were untreated (0 MC), low rate multiple (LRM), and early bloom (EB).