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Don’t Let Up

Use an integrated approach to managing Palmer amaranth and aim to start clean. by Amanda Huber Remember watching scary movies as a kid, and whenever the main character clobbered the monster and got the better of it, what happened? They always turned to run away. What did the monster do? It got right back up to terrorize some more. It ... Read More »

New Recommendation: Spray Earlier

University of Georgia researchers say a banded application at 30 days after planting makes a season-long difference in white mold control by Amanda Huber The yield potential of newer cultivars is well established, especially after a new record average yield in 2012 of 4,192 pounds per acre. That’s the upside. Producers, Extension personnel and researchers are now realizing that the ... Read More »

New Seed Treatment: CruiserMaxx Peanuts

This product combines an insecticide and fungicide for maximum protection. For protection of the peanut crop beginning with the seed going into the ground, producers have always relied on seed treatments. Now, Syngenta Crop Protection is offering CruiserMaxx Peanuts, the first seed treatment with both an insecticide and fungicide for maximum protection. CruiserMaxx Peanuts offers growers convenient, seed-delivered protection in ... Read More »

In The Shadow Of 2012

Who is buying peanuts as fast as they can be shelled? Unbelievable, warehouse buster, tidal wave, record breaker – these are just some of the words being used to describe the 2012 crop by economists and industry market watchers. This crop didn’t just break records; it destroyed records by a wide margin. The up-and-down nature of the peanut market for ... Read More »

2013 Variety Guide

Peanut varieties of today have resistance to multiple diseases and can usually yield well even under disease pressure. Because of this resistance, producers are encouraged to plant in April once again in order to make sure the crop is fully mature before cold weather hits. The best variety choice is still one that will achieve a rapid, uniform stand and ... 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 »

Lime, Gypsum or Calcium Chloride Through The Pivot?

Has research data changed recommendations for providing calcium? By Glen Harris and John Beasley, University of Georgia, and Julie Howe, Auburn University Historically, the recommendation for providing calcium to the peanut pegging zone was to apply 1,000 pounds per acre of gypsum or the equivalent (broadcast or banded) at bloomtime. This was to be applied only if you did not ... Read More »

Planting Intentions

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service says, based on their interviews in late winter, growers intend to plant 1.42 million acres in 2012, up 25 percent from the previous year. Strong demand and a decline in acreage over the last couple of years has left peanuts in short supply, indicating the need to increase production in ... Read More »

Timing of White Mold Management

A new product and earlier expression of the disease warrant earlier control measures. By Amanda Huber White mold has been the primary disease problem in peanuts for the last four years in a row. Because of its widespread distribution, sheer number of hosts and potential for the sclerotia, or survival structures, to survive in the soil for a number of ... Read More »