Features

Get A Jump On Disease

Counting the days to start a disease management program may give the disease a good head start. Climate and past history are two factors producers can use to help predict potential disease problems for the coming season. While the spring climate is still coming into view, field history is something producers know at the end of the last crop. As ... Read More »

Good Planting Practices

maintenance of harvest equipment

Peanuts are a food ingredient from planting until consumption. Because of this, producers should always keep food safety in mind when getting this edible crop from the ground and to the next link in the processing chain. Planting is a good time to be reminded of some good agricultural practices producers should follow to help supply a safe, quality crop. ... Read More »

New Herbicide Available

Warrant now labeled for use in peanuts; early postemergence application recommended. Peanut growers looking to control their fields’ toughest weeds – including Palmer pigweed, waterhemp, lambsquarters, giant foxtail and nightshade, among other small-seeded broadleaf weeds and grasses – have yet another tool for the 2014 growing season. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved Warrant herbicide for use in peanuts. ... Read More »

Water Management At Planting

A uniform stand and herbicide activation are two goals of good water management from the start. The abundant rains of last year and through the winter should not be expected to continue, and producers should be ever mindful of the importance of using what water is available wisely. While the critical water-use period for peanuts is from 40 to 110 ... Read More »

American Grown Popularity Expands

When buyers have the opportunity to see safety and quality firsthand,  it usually leads to more purchases. For years, America has dubbed the peanut our favorite nut. But how is it spreading in popularity across the globe? Great taste alone does not account for increased demand. Organizations such as the Texas Peanut Producers Board, American Peanut Council and others work ... Read More »

2014 Variety Guide

Variety selection is likely the single most important decision you can make all year. Newer varieties have resistance to multiple diseases, but the best variety choice remains those 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 ... Read More »

New Resource For Pesticide Information

By Wayne Buhler, Assistant Department Head and Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University The Pesticide Environmental Stewardship (PES) website, found at www.pesticidestewardship.org, is a resource for information on proper pesticide handling and environmental stewardship. The site is designed for anyone who applies, sells, stores or disposes of pesticides; provides advice or training on pesticide use; or ... Read More »

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 »