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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 »

NASS Planting Report Out — Arkansas Peanuts Jump As Expected

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The strangeness of Arkansas’ rain-soaked planting season sloshed over into Friday’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Acreage report, with the agency saying it would be collecting additional information on the state’s soybeans and cotton. NASS said that in July, it would collect information on crops in 14 states, including a recount on soybeans and cotton in Arkansas, since neither had reached ... Read More »

Cadre/Impose Application On Late-Planted Peanuts

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• By David Jordan • Peanuts planted in June will need all the help they can get in order to make a crop in a timely manner. If August, September, and October are like 2018, we should have plenty of heat units and moisture to mature a late-planted crop. But this is not a given. We could have a cooler summer, ... Read More »

Clemson Specialist Warns SC Growers To Keep Eyes Peeled For Diseases

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Hot, dry weather is causing issues for South Carolina peanut production, and Clemson Extension peanut specialist Dan Anco warns farmers to be on the lookout for a host of diseases that could affect yields. One disease is Aspergillus crown rot. “This disease shows up as black sooty spores at the crown of dead plants,” Anco says. “It is difficult to ... Read More »

Peanut Growers Vote To Continue Promotion, Research Board

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Peanut producers voted overwhelmingly to continue the Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Program administered by the National Peanut Board in a referendum conducted by the U. S. Department of Agriculture,  April 15-May 3. In the referendum, 93% of peanut producers voting were in favor of continuing the program. In order for the continuance referendum to pass, a majority of eligible ... Read More »