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All but Basin onion crops in good condition
August 11, 2005
"Potatoes will catch up, but
the onions won't," said Steve Kandra, president of
Klamath Water Users Association.
"Alfalfa crops are fairly
good. It's still hard to tell what the productivity
will be, but overall things look good. Our harvest
season will be extended this year because of the
late start," he said.
"We just finished the second cut of alfalfa and we're pretty much getting close to the end of the season," he added.
Gene Richardson with Basin Fertilizer & Chemicals
said "we got off to a little bit of a slow start
because of rainy weather, but the growing season has
been pretty good and made up for that. I can't think
of any particular problems. The lack of frost this
year has helped quite a bit."
"The challenge now in this
hot and dry weather is keeping up with the
irrigation, especially for the potato, onion and
mint crops," said Kerry Locke with the Oregon State
University Extension Service.
The weather conditions have
impacted his greenhouse operation, however, with
fewer people being interested in planting in the
continuing hot weather, he said.
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