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Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest

Massey Ferguson and Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist have teamed up to produce a video series called “A Cut Above the Rest” with tips on how to harvest high quality hay.  In the first video Dr. Hancock explains RFQ (Relative Forage Quality) scores being used to evaluate the quality of hay of various …

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/08/august-weather-summary-harvest-outlook/

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://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/summers-harvest-brings-healthy-benefits/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/11/peanut-and-cotton-harvest-video-2014/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/01/cotton-harvest-now-in-full-swing/

Harvest Your Own Christmas Tree!

Whispering Pines Farm in Milton with proprietor Mike Kelly and children. Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS. One of the joys of this season is to bring home a fresh Christmas tree and enjoy the fragrance and natural freshness of a live tree inside ones home. Imagine how much fresher the tree would be if each was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/25/harvest-your-own-christmas-tree/

Cotton Harvest is Running Behind

Cotton being picked near Dellwood, Florida. It’s early November and there is still a great deal of cotton to be picked in Northwest Florida. Yield reports from Jackson County have been well below the norm, with yields being reported between 400 -1100 lbs. of lint per acre. Additionally, there have been some reports of poor quality …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/09/cotton-harvest-is-running-behind/

Cotton Harvest Begins as Tropical Storm Approaches

Harvest has begun in a few early planted fields around Northwest Florida this week. Additionally, some defoliant applications were made as well. Tropical Storm “Karen” is projected to be felt in the Florida Panhandle sometime this Sunday. The imminent rain and winds from “Karen” could be bad news for cotton farmers. Dr. David Wright, University …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/05/cotton-harvest-begins-as-tropical-storm-approaches/

Peanut Harvest is Just Beginning

Peanut harvest is beginning in some of the earliest planted panhandle Florida fields. So far yield and grades have been decent, but only a handful of acres have been harvested. Dr. David Wright, UF/IFAS Agronomist, offers the following reminders about peanut digging and harvesting: “Peanut maturity is always an important consideration in a year like this, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/19/peanut-harvest-is-just-beginning/

2013 Cotton Harvest Timing and Defoliation

L-mature boll, R-immature boll The cotton crop is maturing fast and defoliation will soon be underway in many older planted fields. Proper timing of cotton harvest aid applications is important for optimizing both yield and quality of the crop. Defoliation decisions should be based on the crop and the crop environment. Plant maturity is usually …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/13/2013-cotton-harvest-timing-and-defoliation/

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