Author Archives: Blaire Hall

Disease Management: Peanut Rx

Many factors combine to influence the risk of losses to TSWV. Some factors are more important than others, but no single factor can be used as a reliable TSWV control measure. Research data and on-farm observations indicate that when combinations of factors are considered, an individual field’s risk of losses due to TSWV can be estimated. There is no way ... Read More »

Disease Management: Minimizing Peanut Disease

By Robert Kemerait, Albert Culbreath, John Beasley, Eric Prostko, Tim Brenneman, Nathan Smith, Scott Tubbs, Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan and Mark Boudreau, The University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Barry Tillman, Diane Rowland and Nicholas Dufault, The University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences; Austin Hagan and Ayanava Majumdar, Auburn University. Effective management of diseases that affect ... Read More »

Aphids A Problem In 2012

By Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Peanut Entomologist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System In 2012, reports on aphids feasting on peanut pegs were confirmed in many areas, including the panhandle of Florida. It is likely that drought contributed to the infestation and lack of adequate control of the minute pest. Although many species of aphids have been recorded on peanuts, adult aphids found ... Read More »

News Briefs

BASF Acquires Becker Underwood BASF has completed the acquisition of Becker Underwood from Norwest Equity Partners, a United States-based private equity investment company. With the acquisition, BASF is now a leading global provider of technologies for biological seed treatment as well as seed treatment colorants and polymers. BASF has also expanded its product portfolio in the areas of biological crop ... Read More »

Market Watch

2013 Begins With Need For Patience As Market Develops By J. Tyron Spearman Contributing Editor The U.S. peanut industry has been in an over-supply position before and worked out of it. Production of 3.2 million tons is more than anyone predicted, and with the struggling economies at home and abroad, it may take longer to solve this dilemma. The good ... Read More »

Let the Celebration Begin

by Amanda Huber Take a minute, if you will, to turn back the page to the Table of Contents and look just under the header “January 2013” and then under The Peanut Grower logo. It says “Volume 25, No. 1.” That’s right: The Peanut Grower turns 25 this year. It is impossible to think about The Peanut Grower celebrating a ... Read More »

Tank Contamination

What is the possible impact on peanut of tank contamination from Dicamba and 2,4-D? By Sarah Berger, graduate student, and Jason Ferrell, Extension Weed Specialist, University of Florida Producers currently battling glyphosate-resistant weeds are eagerly awaiting the release of dicamba- or 2,4-D-tolerant soybeans and cotton. This technology has the potential to greatly improve control of troublesome broadleaf weeds. But, what ... Read More »