Features

Proof Is In T he Yield

paul wigley consultant

Testing products on the farm is standard for this crop consultant and the growers he works with. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • Paul Wigley is a well-known name in South Georgia. Even though he retired as Calhoun County Extension Agent in 2011, Wigley has stayed busy as a crop consultant with his business Paul Ventures Inc. working with some of ... Read More »

Overcoming Uncertainty

Hurricane Michael Damage to Georgia

Because of losses suffered during the last growing season and new tariffs, Georgia farmers are facing a sense of uncertainty surrounding the upcoming production season, says University of Georgia agricultural economist Adam Rabinowitz. Just four months removed from Hurricane Michael — the devastating October storm that contributed to more than $2 billion in agricultural-related damage — farmers are unsure of ... Read More »

T hink Inside And Outside T he Box

jerry adams, south carolina crop consultant

It’s that time of year again. Planting is right around the corner. Florence and Michael have come and gone. What’s going to be different this year? When planting time rolls around, calibration is key to getting the most “bang out of the buck.” The first factor that should be considered is something a grower can control, according to experienced crop ... Read More »

Zidua Herbicide Q&A

peanuts growing in field

• By Steve Li, Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor,  Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences • Q What is Zidua? How does it kill weeds? A: Zidua (pyrosasulfone) is a Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) group 15 herbicide, which has similar mode of action to Dual Magnum (S-metolachlor), Warrant (acetochlor) and Outlook (S-dimethenamid). It controls weeds by inhibiting production ... Read More »

A Look At ACI Seeds

kim moore aci

Since 2001, peanut breeder Kim Moore has worked to produce high- yielding, disease-resistant varieties. • By Amanda Huber •  For more than 35 years, Kim Moore has worked to make better yielding and more disease resistant peanut varieties. He worked with Ernest Harvey, a well-known peanut breeder and someone Moore considers an important mentor, at AgraTech Seeds. “When AgraTech closed, ... Read More »

Looking For A Positive

peanut harvest

Several factors are contributing to the stagnant market, but hope springs eternal that one of these could change. • By Amanda Huber • At the present time, peanut markets are about as exciting as watching paint dry. The hope that another crop may offer a price worthy of creating an acreage shift or that a trade agreement could be reached on ... Read More »

2019 Peanut Grower Variety Guide

2019 Peanut Grower variety guide logo

The 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. Today’s varieties offer resistance to multiple diseases. Carefully consider what varieties would fit best into your fields and operation overall. Factors that affect the decision of what variety to plant include field history, irrigation, ... Read More »

Producer Glad For Aldicarb Return

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Root-knot nematode is one of the most destructive pests in Georgia peanut production. The problem is further complicated by its wide host range, dwindling control options and particularly challenging management in sandier type soils. “We have problems with several types of nematodes including lesion and ring, but the most problematic is root-knot nematode,” says Tommy Dollar, CEO of Dollar Family ... Read More »

Lucento Fungicide Now Available

lucento field trial

The broad-spectrum product from FMC shows good control of leaf spot, white mold. Just before the government shut down, FMC Corporation received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration for Lucento fungicide. It came in the nick of time before all government-related work was put on hold and in plenty of time to be available to producers to use in the ... Read More »