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Summer Rain in the Florida Panhandle

ARTICLE BY DR. MATT DEITCH; water quality specialist – University of Florida Milton Summer is a great time for weather-watching in the Florida panhandle. Powerful thunderstorms appear out of nowhere, and can pour inches of rain in an area in a single afternoon. Our bridges, bluffs, and coastline allow us to watch them develop from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/29/summer-rain-in-the-florida-panhandle/

Rain Gardens – A Solution for Runoff

This rain garden used stone for a berm and muhly grass as a decorative and functional plant. Photo credit, Jerry Patee Tropical Storm Cindy’s early arrival soaked northwest Florida this month, followed by even more heavy rain. Homes in low areas and along the rivers flooded and suffered extensive damage. That being said, we are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/05/rain-gardens-a-solution-for-runoff/

Rain Keeping You from Applying Gypsum to Your Peanuts this Year?

Soil calcium in the pegging zone of peanuts can be increased by adding gypsum at early bloom without raising soil pH. Credit: Glenn Harris Area farmers have had numerous challenges to deal with already in this growing season.  With so much rain over the past two weeks, many farmers have had their production schedule wrecked.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/01/rain-keeping-you-from-applying-gypsum-to-your-peanuts-this-year/

Has Excess Rain Affected your Cotton Fertility Program?

Michael J. Mulvaney, UF/IFAS Soil Specialist & Glen Harris, UGA Soil Specialist If you’re like me, you’re watching this rain and wondering where your nutrients are in the soil profile.  The Jay FAWN station has recorded almost 20″ of rain so far in June.  Last week we talked about peanut gypsum application, but this week …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/30/has-excess-rain-affected-your-cotton-fertility-program/

“And then it began to rain”… the April edition of Discovering the Panhandle

As we left the winter months and headed into spring I was expecting a lot of new blooms, new animal tracks, and more live encounters with wildlife… and then the rain began.  I do not know if the entire panhandle has been getting what Pensacola has but the rain has been nonstop for over a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/17/and-then-it-began-to-rain-the-april-edition-of-discovering-the-panhandle/

What To Do with All This Rain? Plant a Rain Garden!

Rain gardens are an easy way to return water to our aquifer, reduce erosion, and help prevent stormwater runoff. Running down the driveway or patio, rainwater can pick up lawn chemicals and pesticides. A rain garden is basically a low section of the landscape planted with native plants that like to get their “feet” wet. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/14/what-to-do-with-all-this-rain-plant-a-rain-garden/

Rain Gardens Offer Option for Problem Areas of Yard

Rain gardens can make a beautiful addition to a home landscape. Photo courtesy UF IFAS Northwest Florida experienced record-setting floods this spring, and many landscapes, roads, and buildings suffered serious damage due to the sheer force of water moving downhill. That being said, we are just entering our summer “rainy season,” so it may be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/27/rain-gardens-offer-option-for-problem-areas-of-yard/

Rain Impacts Holmes County Agriculture

Typical Crop Field Conditions in Holmes County after recent rains – photo by Shep Eubanks Farmers in Holmes County are facing some real challenges in getting the 2014 crop planted due to excessive rainfall. Over the last two weeks, more than  21 inches of rain has fallen, bringing field preparation and planting of peanuts and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/03/rain-impacts-holmes-county-agriculture/

We Had Plenty of Rain; Why Are My Trees Dying?

  Most trees are not well adapted to saturated soil conditions.  With nearly daily rainfall this spring and summer, sometimes in record amounts, the ground became inundated with water.  When the root environment is dramatically changed by excess moisture, especially during the growing season, a tree’s entire physiology is altered. This condition may result in the death …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/30/we-had-plenty-of-rain-why-are-my-trees-dying/

Rain Barrel Workshop October 12th Washington County

Does Your Garden Irrigation Inflate Your Water Bill?   Image Credit: UF / IFAS   Flush High Irrigation Bills Down The Drain ! Build A Rain Barrel Find Out How at our Workshop  Saturday October 12th 2013  9am-12pm Location: Washington County Ag Center 1424 Jackson Ave  UF / IFAS Washington County Extension 1424 Jackson Ave. …

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