Tag Archive: Harvest

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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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://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/30/summers-harvest-brings-healthy-benefits/

PeanutFARM Irrigation and Harvest Tool is Now Mobile Friendly

Brendan Zurweller and Diane Rowland, UFIFAS Agronomy Department Even in the southeast, where annual rainfall totals would lead you to believe that water stress rarely occurs, depletion of soil water can develop quickly during the peanut growing season.  There are certainly times when supplemental irrigation can reduce crop water stress and prevent yield reductions. Adding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/20/peanutfarm-irrigation-and-harvest-tool-is-now-mobile-friendly/

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://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/25/satsuma-harvest-ongoing-a-thanksgiving-tradition/

Sunshine Returns so Harvest is Underway Again in Jackson County

Our hearts are saddened by the preliminary reports coming from South Carolina after more than a week of constant and heavy rains in the region.  Hugh Weathers, South Carolina Commissioner for Agriculture issued a preliminary report from initial damage assessments: Conservative early estimates are that direct crop losses from the recent flood may exceed $ …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/09/sunshine-returns-so-harvest-is-underway-again-in-jackson-county/

Corn Harvest is Winding Down in Jackson County

Combines were rolling along at Dietrich Farms in Jackson County this week. Photo credit: Doug Mayo It is corn harvest time in Jackson County.  While many farmers and ranchers are enjoying the more frequent rainfall lately, it is making corn harvest more challenging.  Agents in Jackson County have performed yield checks on several varieties for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/14/corn-harvest-is-winding-down-in-jackson-county/

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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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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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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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.  Photo credit:  Doug Mayo 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 …

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

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