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Washington County Farmers Taking Advantage of Hit-or-Miss Rain

Washington County grazing has improved in places with the recent rains

Recent rains have been spotty, hitting some farms and missing others. However peanut and cotton growers are quickly taking advantage of available moisture for soil preparation and planting those areas of the county with adequate moisture.

Improving pasture quality and quantity is reducing the amount of hay being fed. Some Bermuda hay fields in the eastern Washington County are experiencing significant pressure from army worms and leaf hoppers.

Cattle conditions are improving with improved pasture conditions.  Rain prospects for the coming week are continuing the hit-or-miss pattern.

Squash harvest and other local vegetables are underway. Submitted by Andy Andreasen, Washington County Extension Director

Les Harrison

Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/18/washington-county-farmers-taking-advantage-of-hit-or-miss-rain/