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Florida: Corn Harvest Begins, Peanuts Pegging Ahead of Schedule – USDA

Ernst Undesser
From USDA July 14, 2014

Florida: Corn Harvest Begins, Peanuts Pegging Ahead of Schedule – USDA

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 13, 2014.

According to Florida’s Automated Weather Network (FAWN), rainfall ranged from zero to 6.6 inches this past week. Frostproof (Polk County) received the most rain with 6.6 inches, followed by Hastings (St. Johns County) with 4.17 inches, and Clewiston (Hendry County) with 4.07 inches. Per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated July 8, 2014, Florida is drought free for the third week. The highest temperature was 96 degrees at Palmdale (Glades County). The lowest temperature in the State was 53 degrees at Citra (Marion County).

        
         

Field Crops: There was an average of 6.3 days suitable for field work that was down from 6.4 days the previous week. Hay was being cut in the Panhandle and north Florida. Wet conditions were hindering haying in Pasco County. Army worms were reported in forages, soybeans, and peanuts in the Panhandle. Field corn harvesting began in Levy County. Peanut pegging was ahead of the previous year and the 5-year average. Peanut condition was mostly good for the State.

Citrus: Rainfall in the citrus producing area this past week was widespread. All stations received some precipitation. Eighteen stations received more than an inch and six received more than three inches. Frostproof (Polk County) received the most at 6.6 inches, followed by Clewiston (Hendry County) with 4.07 inches. Daytime high temperatures were warm, reaching the low to mid 90s in all citrus producing counties. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated July 8, 2014, all of Florida is now drought free.

Next season’s crop is progressing well. Growers and caretakers are applying summer oils, fertilizing, irrigating, and in some cases resetting new trees.

Fruit and Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables being harvested in Miami-Dade County included: okra, boniato, malanga, mangoes. Okra, bitter melon, boniato, and malanga were also being planted in Miami-Dade County.

Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the cattle and pasture condition was mostly good. Pastures in the Panhandle had army worms. Pasture quality is improving in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Lee, and Hendry counties with most areas receiving 1 inch or more of rain. But in St. Lucie County water was standing in pastures.

Ernst Undesser
From USDA July 14, 2014