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Making Gains in Mississippi

More producers are adding peanuts to their rotations as new marketing opportunities open up. By Susan Collins-Smith, Mississippi State University Ag Communications Mississippi producers expect peanuts to remain a strong commodity in the years to come with a steady demand globally and new marketing opportunities locally. “The demand for peanuts will stay in place because of global economics and population,” ... Read More »

Growing Peanuts One Drip At A Time

Texas producer, Mike Patterson, talks about his use of drip irrigation to make the most of available water. By Michael Harper, Texas Peanut Producers Board Communications Intern With water continuing to be an issue throughout the state and the Ogallala aquifer currently in decline, many farmers are turning to more efficient irrigation methods such as drip irrigation. One such farmer ... Read More »

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 »