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2016 Market Situation

The piles of peanuts in warehouses waiting to be shelled means there’s no pot of gold to be found in the market this year. By Amanda Huber For the most part, most everyone in the peanut industry thought the Farm Bill was going to be fairly good for all. It continued a peanut program, and producers worked out what would ... Read More »

Get The Management Edge

Peanut producer, Scott Murphy, shares his experience using a whole-farm management program. Given the complexities of farming today, the risk that must be shouldered by the producer and the need to make sure every decision is what’s best for the farm as a whole, some producers may be looking for that edge that’s more than record-keeping software. AgriEdge Excelsior is ... Read More »

Practical Planting Advice

Cool soils, not poor seed quality, are likely the cause of poor stands. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort insists that poor peanut plant stands in Georgia may not necessarily be due to seed quality. Environmental conditions play a role, especially on peanuts planted in early to mid-April. Monfort says any soils under 68 degrees can cause ... Read More »

Inoculate Against Nitrogen Failure

Researchers agree that peanuts respond better to the nitrogen fixation provided by Rhizobia bacteria than they do to direct application of nitrogen fertilizer. A lack of peanut-specific Rhizobia in the soil and in close proximity to the emerging seed can slow the availability of nitrogen to the growing plant, which allows for other problems, such as disease, to occur. An ... Read More »

2016: Spanish-Type Varieties

Georgia-04S: A high-yielding, high-oleic, Spanish-type variety, Georgia-04S was developed at the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station. Intended for the same market, Georgia-04S has later maturity and pod and seed size similar to other Spanish-market types. Georgia-04S has shown significantly higher yield, TSMK grade and dollar value return per acre compared to other leading Spanish varieties. OLin: Released from Texas A ... Read More »

2016: 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 »

2016: 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 »

Key Considerations Before Planting

key considerations for planting

Warehouses already brimming with peanuts and the consequences of shortened rotation schemes are two important points going into 2016. By Amanda Huber As planning for the 2016 crop begins, producers are already being cautioned to not plant a single seed until they have secured a place to store the harvested peanuts. The 2015 crop was the second largest on record, ... Read More »

Peanut Variety Guide 2016

Peanut varieties of today have resistance to multiple diseases and can usually yield well even under disease pressure. Because of this resistance, producers are encouraged to plant in April once again in order to make sure the crop is fully mature before cold weather hits. The best variety choice is still one that will achieve a rapid, uniform stand and ... Read More »

Virginia Crop: A Mixed Bag

  Be sure moisture can’t get back into stored peanuts and create conditions for mold growth. Editor’s Note: Splits and sprouting are two words no producer wants to hear in relation to a peanut crop. But according to Maria Balota, associate professor of crop physiology from the Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, 2015 was a most unusual year in Virginia. Her ... Read More »