Tag Archive: Rain

35th annual UF Peanut Field Day a Success Despite Rain

Rain brought a quick end to field tours, so the UF Peanut Field Day became a “Barn Day”, with speakers making presentations from under cover. Still farmers and researchers were able to discuss the latest information on peanut production, and of course enjoy the catfish lunch that has become so popular over the 35 years …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/16/35th-annual-uf-peanut-field-day-a-success-despite-rain/

Excessive Rain Creates Many Problems for Growers

Flooded cotton field In recent days, farms in several central and western panhandle counties have received exceptional amounts of rainfall. Some areas reported as much as 25 inches of rain in the last week.  Excessive rain and the accompanying flooding will cause a variety of problems for producers. Extreme cases of flooding can cause crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/13/excessive-rain-creates-many-problems-for-growers/

Rain Barrels – A Summer Irrigation Option

Floridians use more water than any other state for irrigation, and a typical home sprinkler system can account for half of the cost and water use in a household during the summer. One of the most convenient and efficient ways to conserve water is to install a rain barrel.  Modern rain barrels involve ancient technology …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/08/rain-barrels-a-summer-irrigation-option/

June Brings Welcome Rain

FL Panhandle FAWN Station Data The Panhandle received more rain the first week of June than the whole month of May.  After record rainfall in February, March, April and May were below average.  Temperatures also climbed well into the 90′s in May, but have not yet topped the 95 degree mark.  Download the full daily …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/08/june-brings-welcome-rain/

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 …

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

Rain Helps Washington County Farmers, but Northern Corn Leaf Blight Nearby

  The Washington County squash harvest is currently underway. Wednesday’s rain in Washington County provided much relief to extreme dry conditions. Some field work began Friday, May 11, 2012 planting cotton and peanuts.  Pastures and hay fields are responding to the rain as well.  Squash harvest is currently underway and sweet corn is about two weeks …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/12/rain-helps-washington-county-farmers-but-northern-corn-leaf-blight-nearby/

Washington County Farmers Waiting For The Next Rain

Generally, soil conditions are very dry in Washington County. High winds early in the week of April 23, 2012, greatly stressed vine crops (melons). Pastures are critically short of moisture and need rain, as do most fields undergoing land preparation. Several fields of wheat are diseased. Approximately 150 acres of Pioneer wheat didn’t vernalize and will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/04/washington-county-farmers-waiting-for-the-next-rain/

Deluge of Interest at Extension Rain Barrel Workshop

Carrie T. Stevenson Coastal Sustainability Agent Escambia County Extension ctsteven@ufl.edu With dry conditions, mandated water restrictions in many parts of the state, and rising prices of almost everything, water conservation is more important than ever.  Floridians use more water than any other state for irrigation, and a typical home sprinkler system can account for half …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/02/29/deluge-of-interest-at-extension-rain-barrel-workshop/

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