Author Archives: Vicky Boyd

Why Was TSWV So Bad In 2019?

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• By Barry Tillman • Ten years ago, I stood in a peanut field planted in late April surveying significant damage from spotted wilt. One year later in 2010 and for the next eight years, spotted wilt would not make a significant presence across the Southeastern Peanut Belt. In fact, some claimed that it had “disappeared.” What a difference a ... Read More »

UGA Plans Annual Cotton-Peanut Field Day, Sept. 4, On The Tifton Campus

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Cotton and peanut farmers and industry personnel are invited to the University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day, Sept. 4, on the UGA Tifton campus. Members of the UGA cotton and peanut teams will talk about ongoing research at two UGA research farms, providing insight for growers on what they can expect for the next growing season. The ... Read More »

UGA Agronomist Cautions Dryland Producers About This Year’s Crop

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Current drought conditions could negatively influence Georgia peanut farmers’ plans for this year’s dryland crop, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort. While some fields are just a few weeks away from harvest, Monfort cautions growers about applying additional fungicides or insecticides, especially if there’s little to no rain in the forecast, to aid in the ... Read More »

Clemson Sets 2019 Peanut Field Day For Sept. 5 In Blackville, S.C.

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Irrigation scheduling, variable rate seeding and precision agriculture technologies are just a few of the topics that will be discussed during this year’s Peanut Field Day Sept. 5 at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center (REC), 64 Research Road, Blackville, South Carolina Field day activities get under way with registration from 8-9 a.m. Participants will embark on a field tour ... Read More »

UGA Honors Producers At Georgia Peanut Achievement Club Meeting

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The University of Georgia Peanut Team recently honored Georgia’s top peanut producers at the annual Georgia Peanut Achievement Club meeting held on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Fifteen farmers/farms were recognized at the yearly meeting held to salute Georgia’s highest-yielding peanut growers. The UGA Peanut Team also held an open forum session with peanut producers and industry leaders. “We’ve climbed in yields ... Read More »

USDA Releases County-By-County MFP Payment Information

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a county Market Facilitation Program payment schedule for growers with commodities that have been affected by foreign retaliatory tariffs. The assistance covers specialty crops, non-specialty crops, dairy and hogs. The rates range from $15 to $150 per Read More »

Pod Wart Disease Confirmed For First Time In Georgia

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Pod wart, a bacterial of peanuts, was confirmed for the first time in the Western Hemisphere, according to a report in “New Disease Reports,” an online peer-reviewed journal published by the British Society for Plant Pathology. Pods with wart-like symptoms were collected from the University of Georgia’s Bowen Farm in Tifton, Georgia. Scientists used PCR genetic finger printing to identify ... Read More »

Texas A&M Names New Peanut Breeder At Stephenville

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Dr. John Cason has been named Texas A&M AgriLife Research assistant professor for peanut breeding and genetics in Stephenville, where he will supervise the AgriLife Research and Extension Center’s peanut program. Cason holds a doctorate from Texas A&M University in plant breeding, and he brings more than 20 years’ experience in breeding and developing new peanut cultivars. He supervised all ... Read More »

EPA Registers BASF Fungicide

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The Environmental Protection Agency has registered Revysol, the branded active ingredient name for mefentrifluconazole from BASF. State registrations are pending. In peanuts, it will be marketed under the Provysol product brand name. The DMI fungicide, which provides broad-spectrum control of a variety of diseases, belongs to the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee’s Group 3. Revysol fungicide has a unique isopropanol link ... Read More »

Set Up For Better Digging

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Dialing in both the ground and conveyor speed will help minimize lost pods. • By Amanda Huber • As many Extension specialists and agents will tell you, more revenue can be made or lost during digging than any other aspect of peanut production from seedbed preparation to combining. That’s why digger setup and operation, along with proper timing, is a critical ... Read More »