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Be Proactive to Protect Yield

University research has shown that while fungicide timings can vary by region and pressure, proactive peanut disease control should begin as soon as a month after planting. “Diseases are most effectively managed when they are prevented in advance of infections becoming established,” says Dan Anco, Extension peanut specialist and assistant professor at Clemson University. “The critical leaf spot protection period ... Read More »

Miravis Fungicide: A Giant Leap for Peanut Growing

When many Americans are gearing up for the summer holidays and shifting into vacation mode, peanut growers’ minds remain focused on protecting their crop from the non-stop disease threat from leaf spot. From early in the season through harvest, leaf spot just keeps coming and growers have to keep on spraying. If growers miss a spray or give leaf spot ... Read More »

Building a Foundation

J.D. and Ben Newton

A season-long fungicide program can provide the strong foundation your peanut crop needs to reach its maximum yield potential. In 2018, peanut grower Joey Flake experienced heavy white mold, rhizoctonia and leaf spot disease pressure on his Georgia farm. Luckily, he had a season-long fungicide program in place, and his irrigated fields treated with DuPont™ Fontelis® fungicide remained relatively disease-free. ... Read More »

A Proactive Approach to Disease Control

J.D. and Ben Newton

Applying fungicides earlier in the season is boosting disease control for one Georgia farming duo. Brothers J.D. and Ben Newton of Millen, Georgia, produce cotton and peanuts and operate crop consulting and crop insurance businesses. “We’re pushing our peanut fungicide program earlier in the season to get that fungicide to the ground where the white mold infestation is located before ... Read More »

2018 National Peanut Board Research Review

Imagine what peanut farming would be like had a group of farmers not come together to create the National Peanut Board. Without that reinvestment of more than $30 million back into peanut production research, what would peanut farming be like today? Fortunately, we will never know. 11636020/65901253 Read More »

Peanut Variety Guide 2017

TThe best variety choice is one that will achieve a rapid, uniform stand and provide good yields and grades over a wide range of growing conditions. With so many varieties to choose from, careful consideration should go into this part of your planting decision. Study the variety descriptions and the trial data, and choose a variety or varieties that best ... Read More »

2017: Runner-Type Varieties

Florida-07: This medium-to-late runner market-type peanut was released from the University of Florida in 2006. It has shown excellent yield potential with good grades. Seed are larger and, for this reason, gypsum is recommended for additional calcium. It has good-to-excellent resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), some white mold resistance and tolerance to leaf spot. Florida-07 has high-oleic oil ... Read More »

2017: Virginia-Type Varieties

Bailey: Released by NCSU, Bailey is a medium to large-seeded and high-yielding Virginia-type peanut. It has produced high yields across multiple years and locations, which is an indication of good tolerance to fluctuations of weather and growth conditions. Bailey has a growth habit intermediate between runner and bunch types, bright pods and tan kernel color. More importantly, it is resistant ... Read More »