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Agricultural Forecast



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FORECASTS FOR THE 2015 SEASON WILL BE AVAILABLE MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY AND WILL BE MISSING SEVERAL WEEKS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.  
IT IS LIKELY 2015 WILL BE THE LAST YEAR FOR THIS PRODUCT.
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AGRICULTURAL WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NEW JERSEY
AND SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
ISSUED BY RUTGERS UNIVERSITY NEW BRUNSWICK NJ
8 AM EDT FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2015


RAINFALL AMOUNTS...ISOLATED TENTH OF AN INCH TOTALS TODAY OTHERWISE
NONE THROUGH SATURDAY.
WINDS FOR SPRAYING...EAST/NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH THROUGH SATURDAY.
RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN PERCENT...50 TO 60 TODAY, 90 TO 100 TONIGHT, 
40 TO 50 SATURDAY.
DEW POINTS...DROPPING FROM THE UPPER 60S TODAY TO THE MID 50S
SATURDAY.
DRYING CONDITIONS...FAIR TODAY, GOOD SATURDAY.
FROST FREEZE OR DEW...MODERATE DEW TONIGHT AND SATURDAY NIGHT.
PERCENT OF POSSIBLE SUNSHINE...30 TODAY, 90 SATURDAY.


THERE IS A 30 PERCENT PROBABILITY OF PRECIPITATION DURING THE 
12 HOUR PERIOD BEGINNING AT 8 AM AND ENDING AT 8 PM THAT COULD 
ADVERSELY AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF PESTICIDES THAT REQUIRE A 
RAIN-FREE PERIOD AFTER APPLICATION.

CONDITIONS FOR CRANBERRY SCALD WILL BE UNFAVORABLE TODAY BUT COULD BE
FAVORABLE SATURDAY.

HAY CUTTING WILL CONTINUE GOOD THROUGH EARL NEXT WEEK WITH JUST A SLIGHT
RISK OF A SHOWER TODAY.

SOIL MOISTURE REMAINS VERY SHORT IN MOST LOCATIONS AND WITH LITTLE
EXPECTATION OF SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL THROUGH THE WEEKEND.  THEREFORE
THE NEED FOR SUPPLEMENTAL IRRIGATION WILL REMAIN HIGH.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER 11TH TO 17TH
IS CALLING FOR TEMPERATURES TO AVERAGE ABOVE NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION 
TO TOTAL ABOVE NORMAL.