Tag Archive: Harvest

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://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/27/summers-harvest-brings-healthy-benefits/

When is the Correct Time to Harvest Satsumas?

Fall 2016 Satsumas. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat One question that repeatedly pops up in my extension work is “When do I harvest fruit or vegetable X ?”  This Fall, the question of “when should I harvest my citrus?” has been a choice topic! The most common citrus in the Florida Panhandle is the satsuma, Citrus unshiu, so it …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/07/when-is-the-correct-time-to-harvest-satsumas/

July Weather Summary and Harvest Weather Outlook

National Weather Service estimates for July 2016 rainfall. Typically, July in the Florida Panhandle is the wettest month of the year with 6-7″ of rainfall.  In the graphic above, areas that are hot pink or dark red did receive over 6″ in July, but this was not the case for many central and eastern counties.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/05/july-weather-summary-and-harvest-weather-outlook/

Corn Harvest Underway in Jackson County

This combine was running hard harvesting field corn this week near Greenwood, FL at Bishop Farms. Harvest is always an exciting time on the farm.  Months of work, investment, and risk pay off when the crop comes in.  This week several farms in Jackson County started harvesting field corn from both dryland and irrigated fields. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/29/corn-harvest-underway-in-jackson-county/

PeanutFARM Irrigation and Harvest Tool is Now Mobile Friendly

Brendan Zurweller and Diane Rowland, UFIFAS Agronomy Department Even in the southeast, where annual rainfall totals would lead you to believe that water stress rarely occurs, depletion of soil water can develop quickly during the peanut growing season.  There are certainly times when supplemental irrigation can reduce crop water stress and prevent yield reductions. Adding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/20/peanutfarm-irrigation-and-harvest-tool-is-now-mobile-friendly/

Satsuma Harvest Ongoing – A Thanksgiving Tradition

Satsuma fruit, harvested with their stem intact to ensure longevity when stored. Image Credit: Dr. Pete Andersen The satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu) is a popular dooryard fruit tree, and emerging crop, across the Florida Panhandle. 100-150 years ago it was a major cash crop for the region, with boxcar loads being shipped to the Northeast during the months of October-December. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/25/satsuma-harvest-ongoing-a-thanksgiving-tradition/

Sunshine Returns so Harvest is Underway Again in Jackson County

Our hearts are saddened by the preliminary reports coming from South Carolina after more than a week of constant and heavy rains in the region.  Hugh Weathers, South Carolina Commissioner for Agriculture issued a preliminary report from initial damage assessments: Conservative early estimates are that direct crop losses from the recent flood may exceed $ …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/10/sunshine-returns-so-harvest-is-underway-again-in-jackson-county/

Corn Harvest is Winding Down in Jackson County

Combines were rolling along at Dietrich Farms in Jackson County this week. Photo credit: Doug Mayo It is corn harvest time in Jackson County.  While many farmers and ranchers are enjoying the more frequent rainfall lately, it is making corn harvest more challenging.  Agents in Jackson County have performed yield checks on several varieties for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/15/corn-harvest-is-winding-down-in-jackson-county/

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://leon.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://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/01/cotton-harvest-now-in-full-swing/

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