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Join The Peanut Proud Buying Point Challenge

At the annual meeting of the National Peanut Buying Point Association, the NPBPA adopted a Peanut Proud Challenge for peanut buying points. The purpose of the challenge is to broaden and increase support for Peanut Proud, the organization that spearheads the peanut industry’s humanitarian efforts. Meet The Challenge The Peanut Buying Point Challenge hopes to have every buying point in ... Read More »

Farm Bill Decision Aids

How to determine the Price Loss Coverage payment rate. Editor’s Note: In response to questions about Price Loss Coverage payments, Bulloch County Extension agent, Bill Tyson, wrote the following explanation on his blog for how the payment is determined. The Marketing Year Average (MYA) price for peanuts is calculated from Aug. 1 – July 31 using USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics ... Read More »

Weed Management: Hairy Indigo

Controlling a legume weed in a legume crop is an added challenge. By B.Colvin, J. Ferrell and R. Leon Hairy indigo (Indigofera hirsuta) is an annual legume that was introduced to Florida as a forage crop. It has since escaped cultivation where it can be a troublesome weed in some crop settings. Hairy indigo is particularly difficult to manage in ... Read More »

Planting Intentions

Although acreage increases of 20 to 25 percent have been talked about all winter, the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service says that producers only intend to plant 1.48 million acres in 2015, up 9 percent from the previous year. A modest increase such as this would be most beneficial to producers and the market moving through ... Read More »

What’s Under That Canopy?

More scouting of fields is needed for effective insect management. By Amanda Huber With insect management in peanuts, there are a lot of “if, then” contingencies. If it is hot and dry, then expect to see more lesser cornstalk borer. If you use a pyrethroid in a field where two-spotted spider mite is present, then it usually makes the spider ... Read More »

Ag Research And Technology Showcased

Sunbelt Ag Expo plans field day combining education and practicality. Looking for the latest and most pertinent agricultural research and technologies? Look no further than the Sunbelt Expo Field Day, scheduled for July 9, 2015, at the Darrell Williams Research Farm, located at the Expo Show Site. The goal of the Darrell Williams Research Farm is to provide farmers and ... Read More »

Reducing Global Hunger

What role does the Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab play toward this important goal? By Jamie Rhoads, Assistant Director, and Christy Fricks, Communication Specialist, Peanut Mycotoxin Innovation Lab Many peanut producers may be familiar with the Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program, Peanut CRSP, which has been managed by the University of Georgia since 1982. This program, funded by the U.S. ... Read More »

Spraying By The Numbers

Use information on pesticide labels to rotate herbicide ‘families.’ Herbicides are grouped according to family, such as triazines, and by the target site of action or mechanism of action, such as acetolactate synthase or ALS inhibitors. Herbicides within a family have similar chemical structures and, typically, the same site or mechanism of action (MOA). Knowing the chemical family and MOA ... Read More »

New Pest Protection Tools

Consider resistance-management options with these pesticide products. Pesticide options for 2015 include a new fungicide offering from Syngenta and an insecticide/nematicide combination product from Bayer CropScience. Included in this article is information about these new products and a few others that you may encounter for the first time this year. Additionally, a new class of chemistry has moved to the ... Read More »