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Amadas Industries Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation

As The Peanut Grower celebrates 25 years in the industry, Amadas Industries is proudly celebrating 50 Years of Innovation as a global leader in the manufacture of advanced harvest systems for peanuts. Amadas Industries builds a full portfolio of peanut harvesting equipment, including the world’s largest self-propelled peanut combine. A Start In Peanuts Oliver K. Hobbs and J. Carlie Adams ... Read More »

The UGA Extension Peanut Team: 1985 To Present

While team members have changed over the years, one constant is the outstanding job they do to provide valuable information to producers By John P. Beasley, UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist It has been an amazing 28-year ride! It seems like yesterday, but it was 1985 when I joined the faculty of the University of Georgia as an Assistant Professor and ... Read More »

Twenty-Five Years Of Technological Change

Phenomenal success has been achieved by working together and accepting change. By John Baldwin Retired Professor Emeritus Along with a few others, The Peanut Grower magazine, which is now celebrating its 25th anniversary in circulation, has been an avenue for distributing information to all facets of the peanut industry. Most of us are resistant to change, but in the following ... Read More »

Reminiscing About 25 Years In Peanuts

What a challenge it has been, but what great people and what a great product we have. By Tyron Spearman Co-founder and Contributing Editor I recall the day that Cathy Andrews walked into my Advertising Agency office in Tifton and said she was making plans to start a peanut magazine. After getting fired from the Georgia Peanut Commission, I, too, ... Read More »

Betting The Farm

How hard work and determination turn a startup into a success. By Craig Kvien The failure rate is high, competing products are tough and you put a fair amount of money on the table before you have the first issue out. Yet Cathy Andrews, who started new publications for Venture Economics, Inc., saw a need for peanut growers she thought ... Read More »

PG for OK

The peanut industry once again comes to the aid of those in need. By Amanda Huber The catchy lyrics of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s famous musical belie what the wind can really do on the Oklahoma plains. For a few days in late May, the wind spun a record-breaking path of destruction near Shawnee and in Moore, Okla. Tornadoes did more ... Read More »

Interesting Harvest Results

Peanuts will often do well if given the time to fully develop and then dug in a timely manner. By David Jordan, Extension Agronomist, North Carolina State University Peanuts are one of the most resilient crops grown in the United States and around the world. While there are some predictable characteristics of peanut in terms of maturity and its impact ... Read More »

Pest Alert: High Three-Cornered Alfalfa Hopper Activity

From Ayanava Majumdar Extension Entomologist, Auburn University Based on samples collected from peanut research plots in Headland and Fairhope, Ala., three-cornered alfalfa hopper (TCAH) adults can be found in significant numbers. TCAH are one-quarter inch long insects that overwinter as adults or in the egg stage. These insects are native to the United States and they have a very wide ... Read More »

2013 Crop: What To Watch For

Weather conditions drive production practices offering producers a variety of issues to focus on. By Amanda Huber As in many areas of the peanut belt, Maria Balota, assistant professor of crop physiology at the Virginia Tech Tidewater Area Research Center, says that Virginia farmers planted later this year in comparison to the norm because of excessive rain. In fact, in ... Read More »

Farm Bill Update

Will 2013 be the year a five-year Farm Bill is passed? In mid-May, work began on the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 with a mark up by the Senate Ag Committee and a full hearing of the House Ag Committee. The newly drafted Senate Farm Bill includes rules and regulations similar to the House’s Farm Bill as ... Read More »