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August Weather Summary & Harvest Outlook

August was another rainy month across the Panhandle, but there was a wide variation in rainfall across the region.  The western counties had large areas with 10-15 inches (hot pink) and even some areas nearer to the coast with more than 15″.  The eastern counties were much drier, except along the coast with a range …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/08/august-weather-summary-harvest-outlook/

Summer’s Harvest Brings Healthy Benefits

North Florida’s beautiful spring weather means we get to enjoy a variety of delicious, locally-grown fruits and veggies during the summer months.  Produce such as bell peppers, squash, tomatoes, greens, corn, cucumbers, okra, peas, eggplant, and a variety of melons are plentiful and fresh from late spring through early fall. The benefits of eating fresh …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/summers-harvest-brings-healthy-benefits/

Satsuma Harvest Ongoing – A Thanksgiving Tradition

Satsuma fruit, harvested with their stem intact to ensure longevity when stored. Image Credit: Dr. Pete Andersen The satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu) is a popular dooryard fruit tree, and emerging crop, across the Florida Panhandle. 100-150 years ago it was a major cash crop for the region, with boxcar loads being shipped to the Northeast during the months of October-December. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/25/satsuma-harvest-ongoing-a-thanksgiving-tradition/

Peanut and Cotton Harvest Video 2014

It’s the beginning of November, and so far the weather conditions have been great for harvesting peanuts and cotton. In Jackson and surrounding counties, peanut harvest is wrapping up and cotton harvest is in full swing. Yields have been variable across the region. Irrigated crops have had good to excellent yields, while some non-irrigated fields have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/10/peanut-and-cotton-harvest-video-2014/

Cotton Harvest Now in Full Swing

Cotton harvest is in full swing throughout Northwest Florida. With the dry weather and warm temperatures to help mature late set bolls, over half of the crop is now out of the field. In Santa Rosa County, picking was delayed on most farms as growers finished up harvesting their peanuts that got off to a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/31/cotton-harvest-now-in-full-swing/

Corn Harvest is Underway in Jackson County (video)

Josh Thompson, Regional Crop IPM Agent, provides a corn yield check at a farm in Jackson County this week. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Combines began picking through corn last week, and this week the harvesting continues. Jackson County has a corn yield contest that several growers participate in.  Having a yield check allows for a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/08/corn-harvest-is-underway-in-jackson-county-video/

PeanutFARM Website Aids Irrigation and Harvest Decisions

The PeanutFARM website will soon offer “days to dig” predictions based on automated digital peanut profile image analysis. By Diane Rowland, Plant Physiologist, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department The PeanutFARM website (http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu/peanutfarm) is a tool developed by the University of Florida Agronomy Department, to assist peanut farmers, consultants, and extension agents.  The program provides irrigation scheduling recommendations …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/22/peanutfarm-website-aids-irrigation-and-harvest-decisions/

Harvest Your Own Christmas Tree!

Whispering Pines Farm in Milton with proprietor Mike Kelly and children. Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS. One of the joys of this season is to bring home a fresh Christmas tree and enjoy the fragrance and natural freshness of a live tree inside ones home. Imagine how much fresher the tree would be if each was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/25/harvest-your-own-christmas-tree/

Cotton Harvest is Running Behind

Cotton being picked near Dellwood, Florida. It’s early November and there is still a great deal of cotton to be picked in Northwest Florida. Yield reports from Jackson County have been well below the norm, with yields being reported between 400 -1100 lbs. of lint per acre. Additionally, there have been some reports of poor quality …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/09/cotton-harvest-is-running-behind/

Cotton Harvest Begins

Harvest has begun in a few early planted fields around Northwest Florida this week. Additionally, some defoliant applications were made as well. Tropical Storm “Karen” is projected to be felt in the Florida Panhandle sometime this Sunday. The imminent rain and winds from “Karen” could be bad news for cotton farmers. Dr. David Wright, University …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/04/cotton-harvest-begins/

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