In this Issue:
  • Farm Bureau Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Agriculture
  • Friday Feature: UF Ag Students Pitch In with Irma Recovery
  • Protecting Fall Vegetable Crops after the Hurricane
  • Florida’s Farm Families Are Slowly Recovering from Losses Inflicted by Hurricane Irma
  • Friday Feature: Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Florida Citrus Industry Video
  • August Weather Summary & Harvest Outlook
  • Hurricane Preparation for Your Farm
  • July Weather Summary and August Outlook
  • On the Lookout for Peanut Diseases
  • June Weather Summary and July Forecast
  • Weather

    Farm Bureau Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Agriculture

    Farmers and ranchers throughout Florida are working tirelessly to restore food and fiber production for our state and the nation after Hurricane Irma wreaked destruction on much of the state. The total economic loss for agriculture is expected to be in the billions.

    Hurricane Irma significantly impacted Florida agriculture throughout the state.  Florida Farm Bureau …

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    Friday Feature: UF Ag Students Pitch In with Irma Recovery

    Last week the featured video highlighted the terrible damage to the Citrus Industry in Southwest Florida caused by Hurricane Irma.  The damage from this storm was immense, but people all over the state are banding together to help people in need.  This week’s featured video, published by UF/IFAS News, shares how more than 200 …

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    Protecting Fall Vegetable Crops after the Hurricane

    As if the fall season wasn’t challenging enough from a pest and disease perspective, throw in a hurricane and it gets much worse. Luckily, the storm missed most of the Panhandle. Tomato and cucurbit producing areas in Gadsden and Jackson counties likely saw the greatest impacts from Hurricane Irma. The biggest problem was the wind …

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    Florida’s Farm Families Are Slowly Recovering from Losses Inflicted by Hurricane Irma

    Source:  Florida Farm Bureau

    The resiliency of Florida’s farmers and ranchers is on full display in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. They are working to restore food and fiber production for this state and the nation, despite the widespread destruction of crops, buildings, fencing and other property lost to wind and water damage.

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    Friday Feature: Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Florida Citrus Industry Video

    This week’s featured video was a CBS News report on the damage from Hurricane Irma to Citrus in Southwest Florida.  The story features Paul Meador, Citrus Grower and Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Regional Vegetable Agent, who were out earlier this week assessing damage to crops and citrus in Hendry County.  McAvoy estimates there were more …

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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 …

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    Hurricane Preparation for Your Farm

    Farmers in Florida worry every fall about potential damage from a hurricane.  Most of the media attention focuses on families in coastal communities, but not as much attention is provided for farmers and ranchers. Emergency responders are also likely to target their efforts immediately after the storm comes ashore on coastal areas hardest hit …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/07/hurricane-preparation-for-your-farm/

    July Weather Summary and August Outlook

    Rainfall

    July was more typical than the previous month with scattered summer showers that were anything but uniform.  For the most part, coastal areas received higher totals than further inland.  While there were isolated areas in hot pink that received over 10″ for the month, most of the region ranged from 3-8″.

    The six …

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    On the Lookout for Peanut Diseases

    The rainy June and July have been both a blessing and a curse.  A blessing because the crops have not suffered for lack of water and a curse for peanut because wet fields prevented or delayed fungicide application and because it provides ideal conditions for fungal diseases to develop.

    This is especially true for leaf …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/28/on-the-lookout-for-peanut-diseases/

    June Weather Summary and July Forecast

    June was certainly a much wetter month than May.  Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Gulf Counties received 15″ of rainfall (dark purple) with large areas of more than 20″ (white).  Tropical Storm Cindy brought much of the extra rainfall for the month.  The eastern counties were less affected by this storm, but most of the …

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