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Oklahoma Field Day To Show Off New High-Oleic Virginia-Type Peanut

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Peanut growers attending Oklahoma State University’s Caddo Research Station Peanut and Cotton Field Tour on Sept. 19 will get a firsthand look at the new peanut variety Contender, the first high-oleic Virginia-type peanut adapted to the southwestern United States. The Caddo Research Station is located just east of Highway 9 in Fort Cobb. The tour will take place from 5:15 ... Read More »

Take These Steps To Prepare Your Crop Before Dorian Makes Landfall

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• By David Jordan • From leaf spot advisory: Make sure peanuts are protected with a leaf spot fungicide as Dorian approaches. Shorten spray intervals to 10 days to optimize protection. Any fungicide applied during this period should be tank mixed with 16 to 24 oz chlorothalonil (Bravo). From Sclerotinia advisory: Risk of Sclerotinia blight may increase rapidly with rain ... Read More »

Georgia Growers Need To Scout For Explosive Foliar Disease

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Georgia farmers need to be wary of peanut rust disease after it was discovered in a field in Tift County last week, according to University of Georgia plant pathologist Albert Culbreath. He said that rust doesn’t occur in Georgia every year and information about which chemical options are best for controlling this disease is limited. Several fungicides that are already ... Read More »

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 »