In this Issue:
  • 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
  • May 2017 Weather Summary & June Outlook
  • Active Wildfire Season in 2017
  • April Weather Summary & May Outlook
  • March Weather Summary & Planting Season Outlook
  • Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App
  • Weather

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

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/04/july-weather-summary-and-august-outlook/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/june-weather-summary-and-july-forecast/

    May 2017 Weather Summary & June Outlook

    May rainfall brought welcomed drought relief to much of the Florida Panhandle.  The National Weather Service estimates for May rainfall across the Florida Panhandle ranged from 3-10″, with most of the region in the 4-8″ range.  Only the coastal portion of Franklin County had less than 3″, while portions of Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Leon …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/09/may-2017-weather-summary-june-outlook/

    Active Wildfire Season in 2017

    Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced this week that more than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres in Florida this year, with nearly 125 active wildfires burning as of today, May 8, 2017. Current conditions by …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/active-wildfire-season-in-2017/

    April Weather Summary & May Outlook

    April was another dry month for much of the Florida Panhandle.  There were streaks of red where heavy bands of rain came ashore and dropped 5-10″, but much of the region that is shaded beige or tan received less than 5″ of rain in April.  Zones that were yellow or green had less than 3″.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/05/april-weather-summary-may-outlook/

    March Weather Summary & Planting Season Outlook

    Rainfall

    The National Weather Service rainfall estimates ranged from as little as 0.5″ to 4″ across the Florida Panhandle in March 2017.  The western counties had higher totals with 3-4″ in the tan sections, and 2-3″ in the yellow.  The eastern counties ranged from 1.5-2″ dark green, 1-1.5″ green, and isolated ares of only 0.5-1″ …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/march-weather-summary-planting-season-outlook/

    Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App

    On February 20, 2017 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced the release of “FLBurnTools,” a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also use the app to plan and submit authorization requests. The “FLBurnTools” app …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/florida-forest-service-releases-fire-information-app/

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