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June Panhandle Weather Summary

Estimated rainfall totals for June 2014 provided by the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service rainfall estimates in the graphic above show the wide variation in rainfall that fell in June 2014.  Over 10 inches fell in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties, while portions of Jackson, Washington, Gadsden, and Jefferson Counties got less than …

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Stem Maggots Comming to Panhandle Bermudagrass Fields

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot found this week in Washington County Coastal Bermudagrass hay field. Photo Credit: Liza Garcia-Jimenez Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Likely to Increase in North Florida Liza Garcia-Jimenez, UF/IFAS NFREC IPM Program The first high populations of Bermudagrass stem maggot (BSM), Atherigona reversura, are now occurring in Central Florida and likely will be seen in …

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May 2014 Panhandle Weather Summary

National Weather Service rainfall estimates for Northwest Florida, in May 2014. May was a month with a tremendous variation in rainfall across the Florida Panhandle.  The graphic above shows the National Weather Service’s rainfall estimates for May 2014.  Northeastern Santa Rosa County had more than 10″ of rain in May, but in portions of Bay …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/07/may-2014-panhandle-weather-summary/

Panhandle Farm Facts from the 2012 Census of Agriculture

Every five years the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) sends out in-depth surveys to farmers called the Census of Agriculture, with numerous questions about specific farming operations.  While most farmers will admit that filling out surveys is not their favorite activity, the summarized information provides very useful data to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/22/panhandle-farm-facts-from-the-2012-census-of-agriculture/

Panhandle Tomatoes Developing Nicely

Washington County Florida tomato field, full of healthy growth. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat In areas that were not not been flooded by recent rains, field grown tomatoes are developing nicely. Recent temperatures have been perfect for fruit set, with most nights above 60 ° F and under 75 ° F and most days under 85 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/16/panhandle-tomatoes-developing-nicely/

Panhandle Blueberry Yield Outlook still Positive

Blueberry rows washed out. Note lack of damage in established plantings. Photo by Matt Orwat Brightwell rabbiteye blueberry full of fruit. Photo by Matt Orwat Blueberry harvest is less than a month away in the central Panhandle. Although the Florida Panhandle has been hit with excessive rainfall this spring, blueberry yields are on track to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/09/panhandle-blueberry-yield-outlook-still-positive/

Despite Heavy Rainfall, Central Panhandle Blueberry Harvest On Track

Wash-out in blueberry field, young planting. Image Credit Matthew Orwat   Washed out row in young blueberry field. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat Although the central Florida panhandle has been hit with excessive rainfall this spring, the blueberry yield this year is on track to be above average. Colder winter temperatures coupled with wet spring weather …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/06/despite-heavy-rainfall-central-panhandle-blueberry-harvest-on-track/

April 2014 Panhandle Weather Summary

Rainfall totals for April 2014, estimated by the National Weather Service, ranged from 8-10″ in the drier locations,  to well over 20″ along the coastal regions of the Western Panhandle. If the old adage about April Showers bringing May Flowers holds true, the Florida Panhandle will become a beekeeper’s paradise in 2014.  Intensive, heavy rains …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/03/april-2014-panhandle-weather-summary/

1st Quarter Panhandle Weather Summary

NOAA map showing range of rainfall for the past 90 days compared to normal. Much of the Panhandle has had above average rainfall during the first quarter of 2014.  While most farmers are getting frustrated because the wet ground has delayed planting preparation, ranchers are smiling because they have finally gotten ideal weather for cool-season …

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Panhandle Ag Team hosts Florida Forage Workers Training

Cattle graze crimson and ball clover in a pasture at Cherokee Ranch, Marianna. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team and the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) teamed up to host a training for the UF/IFAS Faculty who work with forages and livestock in Marianna, on April 7th and 8th .  …

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