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… Read More
Soil conditions continue to be very dry and field work has stopped until some rain arrives in sufficient quantities. Spring ryegrass hay is being fed now instead of the winter ahead. Oat harvest has started in some parts… Read More
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… Read More
Much needed rain on Wednesday, April 18, help pastures make a rapid recovery from drought-stress. The rain has not slowed land preparation for cotton and peanuts. Growers are proceeding at a rapid pace. Watermelons are ahead or on… Read More
Peanuts are a popular crop choice for 2012 in Washington County. Weather conditions will make the difference between success and failure. Dry conditions are making ryegrass and cool season forages decline at a rapid pace. Each dry day… Read More
A change in the winds is forecast by the National Weather Service over the next 24 hours that will bring smoke from the large “County Line” wildfire to parts of panhandle Florida. The County Line fire in northern… Read More
Above normal temperatures and no rain is drying out topsoil at a rapid pace. Over 80 percent of Washington County corn is planted and up. Some watermelons have runners 24 to 30 inches long. Lack of soil moisture… Read More
Recent scientific research by Atmospheric and Environmental Research, a Verisk Analytics company suggests the reason that February is turning cold in Florida relates to snowfall in Siberia last October.