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Set Up For Success

Boost nitrogen production with this new inoculant product from Verdesian Life Sciences. As planning begins for the next growing season, Verdesian Life Sciences has added Primo Power CL, a new liquid inoculant, to its seed enhancement portfolio. This peanut inoculant opens the door for more nodules, which provide more available nitrogen to increase the potential number of pegs and pods ... Read More »

Challenging Year In South Carolina

Hopes for good harvest weather were dashed with Hurricane Matthew The 2016 peanut harvest is under way in South Carolina and pests and weather have been the main issues affecting this year’s crop. The 2016 peanut harvest has started in some parts of the state with several growers who have started digging Virginia type varieties. Other growers will have to ... Read More »

Drone Rules Released

The Federal Aviation Administration recently published the operational parameters for small unmanned aircraft systems. In February 2015, the FAA released its proposed rules for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which apply to all UAS weighing between .55 pounds and 55 pounds used for commercial purposes. After collecting and considering public comment, the FAA issued its final rules on June 21, 2016, ... Read More »

Meeting Research Needs

  Demonstration plots help the Division of Agriculture develop crop recommendations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in mid-October that many of the 1.7 million farms enrolled in either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs would receive safety-net payments because of market downturns during the 2015 crop year. “This fall, USDA will be making ... Read More »

UF Student Is A “Cultivator”

Will Dezern, who hopes to provide an updated database for peanut breeders, receives prestigious honor. A University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences student who researches how to improve peanuts has been named as UF’s first Cultivator for the 2016 Farm Foundation Round Table. Will Dezern, who recently earned a bachelor’s degree in plant science from UF CALS, ... Read More »

From Here To Harvest

Planting conditions support the thought that the crop will be slightly less than last year. By Amanda Huber Early reports of the 2016 crop are good, but a lack of uniform emergence caused by cooler weather conditions will likely cause problems later in the season. Without the ability for a “do over” of planting to get a more uniform stand, ... Read More »

Optimal Disease Environment

What will significant rainfall from Tropical Storm Colin mean for peanut disease? By Nicholas Dufault and Rebecca Barocco, UF-IFAS Dept. of Plant Pathology Now that Tropical Storm Colin has passed through parts of Florida traveling up the Eastern Seaboard leaving rainfall amounts up to 10 inches in its wake, we are well on our way to another wet June here ... Read More »

Seed Treatment Resistance In Thrips

University of Florida researchers study the resistance of tobacco thrips to  neonicotinoid seed treatments; additional insecticide applications may be needed. By Danielle Sprague and Joe Funderburk, North Florida REC, University of Florida, IFAS Tobacco thrips, Frankliniella fusca, are seedling pests of peanut, soybean and cotton throughout the southern United States. Adults and larvae feed on the developing leaves, causing injury ... Read More »

Mid- To Late-Season Options: What’s available for weed control after early season herbicides dissipate?

By Peter Dotray and James Grichar, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Preplant and preemergence herbicides have likely done what they can, and new weed flushes are starting to emerge. Herbicides applied early postemergence that do not have soil activity may give way to new weed flushes as well. In other words, good early season weed control may need some attention because ... Read More »

What Has Changed With Propiconazole Use?

The European Food Safety Authority’s review of older products, such as propiconazole, found a lack of sufficient residue data in peanuts, other crops. What happens now? By Alan Henn, Extension Plant Pathologist, Mississippi State University Most peanut growers have received notification from their buying points not to use any fungicides containing propiconazole this year. This active ingredient is found in ... Read More »