We are now on the third update to our Cherry Chill Portions data graphs. All 40 locations are updated as of December 15, 2016 and are available for you to view on the locations page.
About Our Cherry Chilling Accumulation Model
The cherry industry has shown considerable interest in the chill portions data that we have compiled . Devencenzi Ag decided to launch a program that would benefit more cherry growing areas of San Joaquin County. With the support of Valent U.S.A. we will be placing 40 data loggers throughout the county this winter, hopefully within 1.5 miles of most cherry blocks and provide the information to the public through this website. The units will initially be monitored twice a month and more often as we approach the time for rest breaking applications timing. They will run from November 1, 2015 – March 1, 2016. It is because of the support from Valent USA, and Sales Representatives like Robin Malm and Field Development Specialists such as Tino Lopez that this will be made available at no cost to growers. Next time you see these guys thank them for their interest and support!
We will provide up to date CP information to the best of our knowledge, but by no means are we providing advice or recommendations when to make applications to help break dormancy, what to use, or how much to use- unless you are one of our clients. If you are not, we encourage you to discuss rest breaking applications with your PCA. Keep in mind folks, that this is not an exact science by any means. We have tried to place all data loggers within a half mile or less of the point of reference. Some are closer, some a little farther depending on the site availability. If you are raising cherries and we do not have one close by we suggest using the data from the closest data logger available.
You can also view archived Cherry Chill Portions data for 2014/15.