The heavy rains over the first weekend of June and low temperatures at night slowed things down. Strawberries were being harvested with lower than normal yield. Strawberry prices were very good at the auction, and growers wished they had more available for sale. Growers are cultivating and tying up tomato plants in their hoop houses. There are a few tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions coming out of the hoop houses. Pests of concern right now are cucumber beetles that are working on the vine crops.
Mark Badertscher – OSU Extension, Hardin County
Levi Yoder – Scioto Valley Produce Growers – contributor